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Village extending utilities to power plant – Agreement says adding lines will be no cost to taxpayers

DATE: March 29, 2018
SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian
AUTHOR: John Lowe

 

The Daily Jeffersonian BYESVILLE — Village Council made it official Wednesday when members formally agreed to extend — at no cost to the village taxpayers — water and wastewater services to the proposed Guernsey Power Station.

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Board inks deal with state for new facilities

DATE: March 28, 2018
SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian
AUTHOR: John Lowe

 

The Daily Jeffersonian BYESVILLE — The Rolling Hills Local Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday between the district and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission that, with one stipulation, will help fund construction of new facilities.

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Byesville council approves agreement with Guernsey Power Station

SOURCE: AVC Communications
DATE: November 30, 2017

 

Byesville council approves agreement with Guernsey Power Station

BYESVILLE, Ohio – In what is expected to be one of the first agreements, of many, between the two entities, Byesville Council approved a water service design agreement between the village and the Guernsey Power Station.

  

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Superintendent: Payment is guaranteed

SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian
BY: John Lowe
DATE: September 29, 2017

 

Guernsey Power Station tax abatement is only for 15 years

By JOHN LOWE The Daily Jeffersonian BYESVILLE — The minimum total amount of money the Rolling Hills Local School District will receive from the Guernsey Power Station over a 30- year period will tally to $42,482,640,  Superintendent Ryan Caldwell said on Thursday.

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District to receive $42 million donation

SOURCE: Daily Jeffersonian
DATE: September 22, 2017
BY: John Lowe

 

Rolling Hills Local School District

Funds would come from the Guernsey Power Station and the Ohio School Facilities Commission

The Daily Jeffersonian BYESVILLE – The Rolling Hills Local School District soon will have new facilities at no cost to the district taxpayers – thanks to an energy provider coming to Guernsey County.

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Rolling Hills Local School District receives $42 million donation

SOURCE: TimesReporter.com
BY: John Lowe
 
DATE: Sep 22, 2017

 

BYESVILLE The Rolling Hills Local School District soon will have new facilities — at no cost to the district taxpayers — thanks to an energy provider coming to Guernsey County.

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January 25, 2017 OPSB Public Informational Meeting in Byesville – Presentation Boards

To view the informational boards presented at the January 25, 2017 OPSB Public Informational Meeting in Byesville, please click on the link below.

Guernsey Power Station Informational Boards

Power Plant Announced for Guernsey County, Ohio

Development is underway for Summer 2020 In-Service Date

PRESS RELEASE

A new electric generating facility, powered with the newest, cutting-edge technology, is planned for southern Guernsey County.

Apex Power Group, L.L.C. is developing Guernsey Power Station, L.L.C.  (GPS), with a projected generating capacity of 1100 megawatts. At its core, GPS will consist of two state-of-the-art, natural gas-fired combustion turbines, resulting in improved electric-generating efficiency and reliability for Ohio.

With planned construction in Valley Township alongside interstate 77 approximately six miles south of interstate 70, Guernsey Power Station, L.L.C. will provide enough power to serve roughly 1,000,000 average-sized homes.

The project is designed to support both current and future electrical demands in areas of Ohio, Pennslyvania and West Virginia, as all three states are serviced by retional transmission operator PJM Interconnection. In addition to employing the latest technolgies, the generating plant will benefit from the abundance of local natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale, providing clean, environmentally-friendly power at a competitive price.

Norm Blanchard, Executive Director of the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC), is delighted by the announcement. “We think it’s great that Apex Power Group recognized the potential here in Guernsey County,” Blanchard stated. “Having the Rockies Express interstate gas pipeline bisect their proposed site along with the 765kV electric lines overhead has made this the perfect location for the project.”

Apex has proposed connecting to those 765kV electric lines, which will allow power to easily flow where it will be needed the most.

Apex Managing Partner, Michael King, says that Guernsey Power Station, L.L.C.  will create “about 500 construction jobs for the two-year construction period and about 25 full time positions when operational.”

Guernsey Power Station L.L.C. has applied for electrical interconnection and will apply for Ohio EPA and Ohio Power Siting Board permits later this summer or early fall. Subject to securing financing, Guernsey Power Station L.L.C. expects to start construction as early as Spring 2018 and be on-line by Summer 2020.

The Guernsey County Commissioners have met with Apex representatives and, so far, are impressed with what they have both seen and heard. “When you consider future property and sales tax revenues, this is a huge benefit for not only Rolling Hills Schools but also for Valley Township and all of Guernsey County,” said Dave Saft, Commission President. “And that doesn’t even include the positive economic impact on businesses supporting the power station.”

Apex Power Group, L.L.C. was formed in 2007 after the Principals had worked together on the successful development of Panoche Energy Center in Fresno County, California. More recently, Apex developed the Pio Pico Energy Center, a 300 MW peaking facility in San Diego County, California, which is under construction and will achieve commercial operations in September of this year.

Guernsey Power Station, L.L.C. is the result of a project targetede to bring efficient and clean power to the Midwest by Apex Power Group, the successful developer of two competitive projects which were permitted in one of the toughest regulatory climates in the United States.

Who We Are

Caithness Energy, L.L.C. and Apex Power Group, LLC are privately held Independent Power Producers specializing in the development, acquisition, operation and management of renewable energy and natural gas fueled power projects.

Contact Us

General Contact:
Guernsey Power Station LLC
c/o Caithness Services LLC
565 Fifth Avenue, 29th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Office: 212-921-9099
Fax: 212-921-9239

General Contact:
Guernsey Power Station LLC: info@guernseypowerstation.com
Media Contact: Jen Detwiler
Steiner Public Relations
Phone: 614-824-3010
jen@steinerpr.com