Tues. 9 a.m.: Lordstown Energy Center begins commercial operation

Lordstown Energy Center has begun commercial operations, plant officials announced today.

LORDSTOWN – Lordstown Energy Center (LEC), the 940-megawatt, gas-fueled electricity generation plant recently constructed in Lordstown, has begun commercial operation, the plant announced moments ago.

Pennsylvania native Drew Schneider has been named plant manager for the facility. Schneider has nearly 40 years of energy experience and had served on a U.S. Navy nuclear power submarine for 20 years, along with serving in leadership roles at Ontelaunee Energy Center in Leesport, Pa., and Bridgeport Energy and at Kleen Energy Systems, both in Connecticut.

Drew and his wife, Lisa, relocated from Connecticut to the Mahoning Valley last month.

Lordstown Energy Center uses locally sourced natural gas to generate enough safe, clean, efficient and reliable power to supply approximately 850,000 homes and businesses.

The plant employs 21 people.


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