CARROLLTON, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited the future site of the Carroll County Energy Facility today. Brown met with company leadership and local economic officials and toured the construction site. The site will help meet the growing demand for energy in the region and support local jobs.
“This project will bring new jobs to Carroll County,” Brown said. “The Marcellus and Utica shale deposits represent huge potential for the region and we should capitalize on that by ensuring that jobs are created for Ohioans, our environment is protected, landowners are treated fairly, and our state receives its fair share of natural gas revenues. I will continue working to help bring new good-paying jobs to Ohio – helping drive innovation and reducing our dependence on foreign energy.”
The plant will use natural gas to produce electricity for homes and businesses in the region, and will have the capacity to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The plant utilizes a “combined cycle” system which recycles heat, increasing the efficiency of the plant. According to Carroll County Energy LLC, the company coordinating the project, the plant will generate as many as 700 jobs during construction and will sustain 25-30 full time jobs once the project is complete. Construction on the 77-acre site is expected to be completed in Dec. 2017.