(Oregon, OH) Oregon officials will announce plans for a second power plant later this week.
An 800-megawatt natural gas-fired electric power plant currently under construction is set to open this spring. Now Oregon Clean Energy wants to build a second, 900-million dollar power plant next to the first one. This one is a 960-megawatt facility expected to begin construction in about a year and open in 2020.
The cleaner-burning natural gas facilities will gradually replace coal-fired plants on the region's electric grid. The Suburban Press newspaper reports the plants will create more than two dozen jobs with a three million dollar annual payroll.