(Oregon, OH) A second power plant in Oregon gets the okay from state regulators.
The Ohio Power Siting Board approved plans for a 955-megawatt natural gas-fired electric plant to be built next to a similar one that began operating earlier last summer. The $900 million Oregon Clean Energy gas-turbine facility will be able to produce more electric than the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant.
Both natural gas plants are expected to replace some aging coal-fired facilities being taken off the electric grid.
About a dozen natural gas power plants are being built or are in the planning stages around the state. Those plants use gas from shale fields in Ohio and neighboring states and turn it into electricity.