Ember Partners planning gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio

Harrison County in eastern Ohio has landed a new $900 million natural-gas-fired power plant, Kallanish Energy has learned.

The 1,000-megawatt plant will be built by Houston-based Ember Partners. It acquired the rights for the project last July from EmberClear, a Canadian firm emerging from bankruptcy reorganization.

The plant could produce electricity for up to 1 million homes.

The facility, to be located at the industrial park off U.S. 22 outside Cadiz, will take 18 to 36 months to win approval of various state and federal agencies before construction can begin, officials said.

It will be a combined cycle plant that will boost efficiency and reduce air emissions, according to Ember Partners.

The plant was announced last week by the company and Harrison County’s Community Improvement Corp.

The facility would create 500 construction jobs and 30 permanent jobs once the construction is complete, the parties said.

It will be the seventh power plant fueled by natural gas in eastern Ohio, all developed by private companies.

The Cadiz facility will be close to pipelines carrying natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays.