Construction begins on Advanced Power’s South Field Energy project in Ohio
Advanced Power has started construction on the 1,182MW South Field Energy project in Ohio, which is the second natural gas-fired plant for the company in the northeastern part of the US state after the 700MW Carroll County Energy, which was commissioned in late 2017.
South Field Energy project location
The South Field Energy project is a combined-cycle power plant in Columbiana County, which is being developed with an investment of $1.3 billion. The gas fired power plant in Ohio will produce enough electricity to cover the power consumption requirements of more than a million homes.
The TL-400 (Dominion South Point Gas) interstate pipeline will supply natural gas for the Ohio power plant in Columbia County. The power produced by the South Field Energy project will be sold into the PJM market.
Apart from being fueled by natural gas, the South Field Energy project will also be capable of operating on ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) whenever there is a shortage in supply of the former.
Commenting on the South Field Energy project, Jonathan Winslow – Chief Operating Officer, Development at Advanced Power, said: “With facilities like this, we can close the growing gap Ohioans face in energy production.
“We will accomplish this using advanced technology to produce substantial, reliable, low-carbon electricity generation, while minimizing our environmental footprint.”
The Ohio power plant will feature power generation equipment supplied by General Electric (GE), which includes a couple of 7HA natural gas turbines, a heat recovery steam generator to go along with a steam turbine generator.
South Field Energy project jobs
Advanced Power expects the new power plant in Ohio to generate 1,000 construction jobs and about 25 full-time jobs once it begins operations in mid-2021.
Bechtel will execute the engineering, procurement and construction works of the South Field Energy project under a contract awarded last September.
Advanced Power entered into a deal recently to sell 15% stake in the Ohio power plant to JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy’s affiliate ENEOS Power USA for an undisclosed amount.
The energy development company is the co-owner of the Ohio power plant in Columbia County along with Kyushu Electric Power, RS Global Capital Investment, a Bechtel Development affiliate, PIA Investment Management, Shikoku Electric Power and NH-AMundi Asset Management.
Advanced Power is doubling up as the construction and asset manager apart from being the developer of the South Field Energy project.