Natural Gas On Pace To Replace Coal For Generating Ohio Electricity

Apr 19, 2017

Construction of a new 475-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant is planned for Middletown, Ohio.

The increase in construction of natural gas power plants in Ohio is putting the industry on track to replace coal as the dominant source of electricity in the state.

The Trump administration's move to eliminate environmental restrictions in an effort to help coal isn't likely to stop the shift. A dozen natural gas power plants now are being built or developed in Ohio. One industry leader says there's room for 15 more to come on line within the next decade. A lobbyist for Ohio's coal industry says he thinks coal still has a strong future.