2 More Ohio Natural Gas Plants Approved For Construction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Regulators have OK’d the construction of two new natural gas power plants in Ohio.

The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday approved plans for the two separate projects in Guernsey and Trumbull counties that are targeted to begin operating in 2020.

Close to a dozen natural gas power plants are being built or are in the planning stages around the state.

They use gas from the Appalachian shale fields and turn it into electricity.

The new plant in Guernsey County will be south of Cambridge and produce up to 1,100 megawatts. The plant in Lordstown near Youngstown will be able to produce 940 megawatts.