“We’re very excited about this project. The $900 Million power plant will have a significant impact on the growing economy of Harrison County for years to come. It will expand the tax base, enlarge payrolls and drive revenues for a host of local businesses.”
Jim Palumbo – Chief Technology Officer, EmberClear
Harrison Power Project is a 1000 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle facility (NGCC) located near Cadiz in Harrison County, Ohio, approximately 60 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA.
The Project will be constructed in the Harrison County Industrial Park on a 60-acre site already zoned for a power plant. Harrison County is committed to assist obtaining right-of-ways for the natural gas pipeline connections, electric interconnection, and water supply.
The Harrison Power Project will utilize the latest natural gas turbine technology to minimize the water use. The discharge from the plant will be sent to a nearby sewage plant owned by County Industrial Commission.
The prolific natural gas production facilities near the Project make this facility uniquely positioned to produce low-cost power. There are several natural gas pipelines operated by Dominion East Ohio, Spectra, Energy Transfer and Columbia within few miles of the Project site. In addition, several fractionation and gas distillation facilities within Harrison County have plans to expand production. The Harrison Project is entertaining multiple proposals to source natural gas from the producers in the area.
The Project will connect to existing electric grid system. The local utility is AEP (in the PJM West zone of the PJM RTO). AEP is investing over $3.5 Billion to upgrade electric infrastructure around Harrison County to satisfy the growing demand.
The Air Permit to construct and all other regulatory approvals are expected to be in place by Q3-2017. The Project will employ the latest advanced turbine technology and benefit from best-in-class fuel efficiency.
The projected financial close is in Q3-2018, with projected commercial operations starting in Q1-2021. The Harrison Project will bring a $900 Million investment to Harrison County and create approximately 600 construction and 50 permanent jobs.