43 Existing/Planned Gas-Fired Elec Plants Overtaking Coal in OH

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Ohio currently has 15 coal-fired electric plants producing 15,322 megawatts of electricity, and 33 natural gas-fired plants producing a maximum of 9,449 megawatts. Most of the existing natgas plants were built to serve small areas or for use during times of peak electricity demand. But that’s changing. Ohio is seeing coal-fired plants retire, and new large natgas plants rise up to take their place. Many of the existing 33 natgas plants generate 25-30 megawatts of electricity. But the new plants planned are close to, or exceed, 1,000 megawatts. Beasts! It’s a fair statement to say that natural gas (specifically shale gas) is “changing the electricity grid landscape” in the Buckeye State. Below is an article outlining how natgas is changing electricity in Ohio, along with a list of the 33 existing, 5 approved and five proposed (43 in all) natural gas-fired electric plants in Ohio…

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