Hearing Sees No Opposition to Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant in Carroll County
From Ohio Gas & Oil:
Carrollton High School’s Fine Arts room was filled to capacity March 6, for Carroll County Energy’s hearing with the Ohio Power Siting Board.
Carroll County Energy, LLC proposes to construct a 700-MW, combined cycle generation facility which will be powered by natural gas. Located in Washington Township, Carroll County, the company intends to utilize gas combustion turbine generators with heat-recovery steam generators and a single-steam turbine generator.
Although there was no opposition to the plant at the hearing, one resident, Harold Shurtz of Mobile Road, Carrollton, sent a letter to the OPSB asking the board not to approve the plant until the issues he mentions in his letter are “addressed and verified.” Although he stated he intended to attend the hearing and “hope to address my issues,” Shurtz did not give testimony.
In his letter to the OPSB, Shurtz expressed concerns regarding road access to building, location of water and sewer connections to plant, proximity to residences and noise level.