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What We’re Doing With the Harrison Project

Harrison Power

“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.”
Steve Goff – VP, Project Leader, EmberClear

EmberClear is currently developing a 1,085 MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (“NGCC”) project to be constructed approximately 50 miles west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the Village of Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. EmberClear is working with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems of America (“MHPSA”) to complete the late-stage development and financing activities.

The project has strong support from the local community and Harrison County. The project will be constructed in the Harrison County Industrial Park on a 100-acre site already zoned for a power plant. All water/wastewater pipelines will be built, owned, and operated by the county, thereby reducing capital expenditures and mitigating risk for the project. In order to minimize water usage and discharge, the Harrison Power project will employ air-cooled condensing, enhancing our commitment to the environment.

The Harrison project is located in the heart of the prolific, low-cost Utica shale region. The primary natural gas source for the plant will be through a 2 Bcf/day gas production and gathering operations just 17 miles south of the site in Belmont County, Ohio. Given the access to low-cost, shale-produced natural gas and utilization of highly efficient technology, the project will have a very competitive heat rate and be one of the first plants dispatched in the PJM wholesale market.

The Harrison project will interconnect to the PJM system within the AEP Locational Deliverability Area, at a new 138 kV substation approximately 4.7 miles to the south of the site. This substation is a central collection and switching station for 12 existing AEP Ohio and First Energy transmission lines. AEP is investing over $3.5 billion to upgrade electric infrastructure around Harrison County to satisfy the growing demand.

The project’s key siting, air, and water/pollution discharge permits are final, and the Interconnection Services Agreement (“ISA”) is anticipated to be issued by PJM to Harrison Power in 2019.

The project is expecting to commence construction in Q2 2020, putting the project on track to reach its commercial operations date (“COD”) in Q1 2023. The Harrison project will bring a $900 million investment to Harrison County and create approximately 600 construction jobs and 30 permanent jobs.

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