Facts About South Field Energy

Following are vital Energy, Environment, Employment and Economic facts and figures about South Field Energy:

ENERGY

  • Project is a natural gas electric generation facility that also may use ULSD.
  • The facility will produce 1,100 megawatts, enough to power more than 1,000,000 homes.
  • State-of-the-art General Electric turbine technology will be utilized.
  • Combined-cycle design produces electricity efficiently – capturing waste heat to create additional electricity in the steam turbine.

ENVIRONMENT

  • “Efficient generation from a small footprint” – facility is located on fewer than 20 acres, set back 3,500 feet from Route 45 on a 150-acre parcel with nearby electrical and gas interconnections.
  • Generating equipment will be powered by natural gas and ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) for added reliability during periods when natural gas is not available.
  • The facility meets National Ambient Air Quality Standards that protect public health and the environment.
  • Efficient cooling to minimize water consumption and wastewater discharge.

EMPLOYMENT

  • Up to 550 construction jobs over the 2-3 year construction period.
  • When in operation, creates 25-30 full-time jobs.
  • Engineering, management, operations personnel will be hired.

ECONOMIC

  • South Field Energy will be a $1.1 billion capital investment in Columbiana County.
  • An Enterprise Zone Agreement will provide long-term, stable local tax revenue.
  • Strengthens local infrastructure by purchase of water and sewer services.
  • Benefits Columbiana County economy from direct purchase of goods and services.
  • Positive impact from direct, indirect and induced economic stimuli.