Long Ridge Energy Generation

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Project Overview

Long Ridge is completing construction of the Long Ridge Energy Generation Project, one of the most energy efficient power plants of any type in the world. The plant has capacity to export 485megawatts and provides long-term, low-cost power to energy users in the region. The facility is compact, low-impact and significantly more advanced than earlier generations of natural gas plants.

With commercial operations planned for August 2021, Long Ridge has plans to transition the combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen. It will be the first purpose-built hydrogen-burning power plant in the United States and the first worldwide to blend hydrogen in a GE H-class gas turbine. The plant utilizes a GE 7HA.02 combustion turbine, which can burn between 15-20% hydrogen (by volume) initially, with the capability to transition to 100% hydrogen over time. For more information click here

Long Ridge can provide both onsite and offsite industrial energy users with low cost, long-term power under power purchase agreements.  Please contact power@longridgenenergy.com for additional details.

Economic Benefits

The Long Ridge Energy Generation Project is located at the site of the former Ormet aluminum smelter, which operated for over half a century until its closure in 2013. The Project will serve as a cornerstone for new economic development, providing low cost and reliable electricity needed to keep the region competitive.

The Long Ridge Energy Generation Project has employed up to 500 skilled craft laborers at the peak of construction.  The facility has hired approximately 20 permanent staff of highly skilled personnel for operations and maintenance.

Including the local, well-paying jobs, the project was projected to generate statewide economic impacts of nearly $200 million during the construction period and over $20 million per year once operational.

Long Ridge is committed to being a good neighbor and helping Monroe County to grow and prosper for decades to come.

Construction questions and concerns email power@longridgeenergy.com


Long Ridge Energy Generation has submitted a Letter of Notification to the Ohio Power Siting Board to amend the certificate previously issued to the Project to allow for the use of a hydrogen-natural gas fuel blend of up to 20% hydrogen by volume. Other aspects of the approved Project will remain unchanged. This filing is pending as Case Number 21-789-EL-BLN. As required by the Ohio Power Siting Board, a copy of the Letter of Notification is available at this link.  A paper copy of the filing may be requested by emailing power@longridgeenergy.com. A copy of the filing was also sent to the Monroe County District Library at 96 Home Avenue, Woodsfield, Ohio.