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State to hold meeting on Carroll County gas-fired power plant

By Bob Downing Published: March 3, 2014

The Ohio Power Siting Board is holding a public hearing on Thursday on a 700-megawatt electric generation plant in Carroll County.

The hearing on the $800 million plant that will burn natural gas to produce electricity will begin at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton High School fine arts room, 252 Third St. NE, Carrollton.

The proposed plant would be built by Carroll County Energy LLC, a private company.

The company, a subsidiary of Boston-based Advanced Power Services, has an agreement with General Electric to develop the Ohio plant using GE’s gas turbine technologies. The plant will capture waste heat to generate additional electricity.

The plant would be located on 77 acres east of state Route 9 in Washington Township about 2.5 miles north of Carrollton.

The plant would cover about 17 acres and could be in operation by May 2017. It would produce enough electricity to serve 700,000 houses.

The plant will provide up to 500 construction jobs and will employ 25 to 30 workers when completed.

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