Seeking public input on proposed Lordstown power plant

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Economic shot-in-the-arm or backyard nuisance? You make the call Tuesday night at 6 pm at the Lordstown Administration Center, as the village holds a public meeting on a proposed $800-million power plant.

Clean Energy Future has plans for a facility on a 34-acre site at Route 45 and Henn Parkway. The state-of-the-art clean energy plant would generate electricity from natural gas using a steam engine turbine and advanced emission controls. The plant would need 28 permanent employees, and 450 to 500 people would be hired for construction of the plant.

Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill says construction could begin in October and end in 2018. The administration center is on Salt Springs Road.

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