Construction starts soon on natural-gas run electric plant


LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A developer says construction could begin soon on a natural gas-powered electric plant in northeastern Ohio.

The facility being built by Massachusetts-based Clean Energy Construction in Lordstown could ultimately provide power to 600,000 customers.

The Tribune Chronicle in Warren reports (http://bit.ly/1oM4ZEt ) that while about 20 workers will ultimately run the facility, it’s estimated the project could employ hundreds of construction workers.

Clean Energy Construction tells the paper construction could begin as soon as Thursday.

The company says Lordstown was an optimal location because it’s almost halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Lordstown also is home to a large General Motors complex that makes the Chevrolet Cruze.

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Information from: The Tribune Chronicle, http://www.tribtoday.com

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