Facts About Carroll County Energy
Following are vital Energy, Environment, Employment and Economic facts and figures about Carroll County Energy:
- Project is a natural gas electric generation facility.
- The facility will produce 700 megawatts, enough to power 700,000 homes.
- State-of-the-art General Electric turbine technology will be utilized.
- Combined-cycle design produces electricity efficiently – capturing waste heat to create additional electricity in the steam turbine. (See diagram.)
- “Efficient generation from a small footprint” – facility will occupy approximately 17 acres of cleared land set back from Route 9 with electrical and gas interconnections immediately adjacent to the site.
- Generating equipment will be powered by natural gas only. Domestic natural gas is acknowledged as the bridge for America’s cleaner energy future.
- The facility meets National Ambient Air Quality Standards that protect public health and the environment and will produce half the carbon dioxide and 90 percent less sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide of a conventional coal-fired power plant.
- Air-cooled condensers minimize water consumption and wastewater discharge.
- Up to 500 construction jobs over the 2-3 year construction period.
- When in operation, creates 25-30 full-time jobs.
- Engineering, management, and operations personnel will be hired.
- Carroll County Energy represents an $800 million capital investment.
- An Enterprise Zone Agreement will provide long-term, stable local tax revenue.
- Strengthen local infrastructure by purchase of water and sewer services.
- Benefit to Carroll County economy from direct purchase of goods and services.
- Positive impact from direct, indirect and induced economic benefits.
- Carroll County’s largest natural gas downstream project.