Natural gas to fuel efficient electric generating facility in Carroll County
Carroll County Energy is a electric generation facility that will use clean-burning U.S. natural gas to produce power for American homes and businesses. At 700 megawatts, the facility will fill energy needs which are expected to increase as 6,300 megawatts of conventional coal-fired generation in Ohio goes into retirement by 2015.
The facility will be a significant stimulus for the economy of Carroll County and surrounding communities creating up to 500 new construction jobs. In addition, the facility represents an important step forward in America’s transition to cleaner energy production while helping to move America towards energy independence. The 77 acre site is approximately one-half mile east of Ohio 9 and 2.5 miles north of Carrollton. It is adjacent to Carroll County Community Improvement Corporation land that is designated for industrial and commercial development.
Carroll County Energy will employ new state-of-the-art General Electric natural gas and steam turbine technology in a configuration known as “combined-cycle.” The facility is described as “efficient generation from a small footprint,” which is important in terms of providing for future energy needs with minimal environmental impact.
The Project is currently under construction and expected start commercial operations in December of 2017.