SunCoke reduces power generation at new plant

Construction work is under way Tuesday for the SunCoke Energy plant being built in Middletown off Yankee Road. (Gary Stelzer/Dayton Daily News)

MIDDLETOWN — “SunCoke Energy still plans to generate electricity at its new $360 million Middletown facility, but will not produce as much in response to a recent court case.

In order to ensure the facility is still built on schedule, the company filed a notice of withdrawal of its application with the Ohio Power Siting Board. According to the notice filed Dec. 3, SunCoke is withdrawing its application in light of the decision made by the Ohio Supreme Court Dec. 1 reversing the certificate the company received to build the cogeneration plant.

Joe McGinn, spokesman for SunCoke, said Ohio rules require facilities that produce 50 megawatts or more of electricity — about what was planned for the local plant — to get a certificate from the siting board. In order to circumvent the requirement, SunCoke will produce less electricity.”

— Jessica Heffner, Dayton Daily News

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