OPSB to hold Local Public Hearing for Middletown Energy Center

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 11, 2014) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a public hearing to provide area residents an opportunity to testify about the proposed Middletown Energy Center in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio.

The hearing is scheduled for:

Oct. 28 at 6:00 p.m.
City of Middletown
City Council Chambers, Lower Level
1 Donham Plaza
Middletown, Ohio 45042

NTE Ohio, LLC proposes to construct a combined cycle natural gas fired facility with a generation capacity of up to 540 megawatts.  The Middletown Energy Center would be located on a 50 acre parcel of land, adjacent to A.K. Steel facilities south of Oxford Road.  The proposed project would connect to the electric grid through an existing 345 kilovolt electric transmission line that extends across the site.

Additional information regarding the proposed project (OPSB case number 14-0534-EL-BGN) is available on the OPSB website at www.OPSB.ohio.gov.

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The OPSB reviews applications for construction of major utility facilities in Ohio.  Together with Ohio’s elected officials, citizen stakeholders, and the energy industry, the OPSB strives to build a strong and competitive foundation for Ohio’s future.

For additional information, contact: Matt Butler | (614) 644-7670