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South Field Energy begins commercial operation

South Field Energy

BOSTON — South Field Energy, the 1,182-megawatt natural gas power plant located in the Wellsville area, began its commercial operations earlier this week.

Advanced Power issued a press release Wednesday morning that commercial operations began at the facility.

An investor group consisting of Kyushu Electric Power Co., NH- Amundi Asset Management, PIA Investment Management Co., RS Global Capital Investment LLC (a joint venture between Development Bank of Japan and Idemitsu Kosan Co.), Shikoku Electric Power Co., The Chugoku Electric Power Co., and ENEOS HD own the facility with Advanced Power.

“South Field Energy exemplifies our commitment to develop and manage world-class low-carbon, independent power generation in partnership with the communities in which we operate,” said Thomas Spang, Advanced Power’s CEO. “We are honored to be a part of the community and look forward to continuing our support of its economic growth and providing funding directly to local schools through our Enterprise Zone Agreement.”

The Hibbets Mill Road facility, which is on fewer than 20 acres of land set back on a 150-acre parcel off state Route 45, sells energy, capacity and ancillary services into the PJM market.

“South Field Energy was built using advanced technology to construct a state-of-the-art low- carbon electric generating facility that is among the cleanest and most efficient of its kind,” said Scott Curry, South Field Energy’s project director. “Many people and organizations from Columbiana County and its surrounding communities were instrumental in building this vital resource which benefits Ohio’s energy portfolio and the people who rely upon it. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”

Bechtel, a global leader in the design and execution of complex power projects for more than 60 years, was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction of the $1.3 billion facility.

The facility uses two General Electric gas turbines, each with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator, and will produce enough electricity to power approximately one million homes and businesses. Advanced Power also owns a 700 MW facility in Carroll County. (Submitted material)

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