The ribbon was just cut for the new $600 million NTE Energy Middletown Energy Center on Oxford State road.
The new electric generation plant stands in stark contrast the hulking steel plant across the road. The fuel to run this new plant does not need to be stored or processed on site, which allows for a much smaller foot print and much less infrastructure.
RELATED: FIRST LOOK: Massive energy plant opens in Middletown
The Middletown Energy Center is fueled by natural gas and is said to be among the cleanest and most efficient natural gas fired power plants in the United States, according to company officials.
RELATED: Middletown’s largest development in history opening
But don’t let the small size fool you. This power plant puts out 475 megawatts which is enough to power 400,000 homes.
RELATED: Downtown development, new construction marked Middletown’s 2017