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AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision

COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power-Ohio has been given another 18 months to make a decision on its proposed power plant in Meigs County, WOUB reports.

The Ohio Power Siting Board in 2008 approved its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in southeast Ohio. A five-year time limit was placed on that approval.

AMP-Ohio backtracked and began planning for a natural gas generating plant, and now has until September 2014 to continue preparing for its ‘natural gas combine cycle facility.'”

The Ohio Environmental Council and the Sierra Club oppose the extension, saying the board can’t allow the move from a coal project to a natural gas project, WOUB reports.

— Evan Weese, Business First

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