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OH Approves $800M Natural Gas Powered Electric Plant

Clean Energy Future-Lordstown (CEF-L) is one step closer to beginning construction on its generation facility in northeast Ohio.

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized CEF-L to construct an 800-megawatt natural gas-fired combined-cycle generation facility in Lordstown, Ohio.

The Lordstown Energy Center will be located on a 17-acre parcel in the Lordstown Industrial Park east of State Route 45 and south of Henn Parkway. The facility and associated transmission infrastructure will interconnect to the American Transmission Systems, Inc. (ATSI) bulk transmission system.

CEF-L plans to commence construction later this year and begin commercial operation by May 2018. According to CEF-L, the project represents an estimated construction investment of more than $850 million and will support an estimated 1,026 related jobs in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.