1650 Megawatt Facility Moves Closer to Ground Breaking
Apex Power Group continues to proceed through the due diligence activities on the power station upgraded from the previous 1000 megawatt plan. Both the Ohio Power Siting Board and EPA Air permits are approved. Tax agreements have been signed, as will agreements with other affiliated partners in the project. The Village of Byesville has extended water lines to the site and is working on development of sewer service. Some site issues are being worked out and contracts for the purchase of natural gas and the integration of electric production into the grid are in final stages. The Apex Power Group is confident that all project contingencies are well along toward resolution, leading toward a March 2019 groundbreaking. The site, perfectly situated in proximity to natural gas and 750 kv power lines, will bring 500 construction jobs to the county for 30 months and approximately 30 permanent employment opportunities. The power station is slated to begin operation in 2020, and is capable of producing enough electricity to power 1,000,000 homes.