New power plant to bring jobs to Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – A Florida energy company is planning to build a new power plant in Middletown.

NTE Energy announced Tuesday that construction of the new plant will generate 300 to 400 construction jobs.

Once the plant is up and running, 25 to 30 full time jobs will keep it running.

NTE says on its website that the Middletown Energy Center will generate enough natural-gas fired power to supply approximately 400,000 homes.

It also reports the project is a $500 million investment in Butler County.

NTE President Seth Shortlidge told Business Wire, ““As the energy landscape continues to change, the need for affordable, cleaner base load generation is upon us. NTE Energy looks forward to working with the Middletown community in developing one of the cleanest, most efficient and most reliable sources to fulfill this growing demand.”

The plant is already submitting necessary permit applications.

Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and be fully operational in 2018. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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