LS Power Completes Acquisition of Rolling Hills Natural Gas Power Plant in Ohio

LS Power Completes Acquisition of Rolling Hills Natural Gas Power Plant in Ohio

Flexible peaking units join LS Power’s fleet of assets that support the energy transition

In June 2022, LS Power announced that it has reached an agreement with an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC to acquire the Rolling Hills natural gas-fired power plant in Wilkesville, Ohio.  The transaction closed following regulatory approvals on September 16, 2022.

The 835-megawatt Rolling Hills facility consists of five simple cycle “peaking” units located in the PJM Interconnection.

“Rolling Hills will join LS Power’s fleet of flexible gas-fired generation, a portfolio of assets with the dynamic ramping attributes critical to a successful clean energy transition,” said Nathan Hanson, President of LS Power Generation.

“Our flexible generation assets perform a vital and complementary service in the energy transition; namely, keeping the lights on when renewable resources are unavailable due to weather conditions or when extreme weather events destabilize the grid,” Hanson said.

Including projects owned through its REV Renewables company, LS Power owns over 16,600 megawatts of power generation, including a nearly 14,000 megawatt gas generation fleet that complements its multiple energy transition platforms focused on wind and solar power, energy storage, demand response, microgrids, renewable fuels, electric transportation and transmission infrastructure.

“Decarbonizing the electric grid in a reliable, affordable, and responsible manner will require efficient, flexible gas-fired generation,” said Paul Segal, LS Power CEO. “Our fleet is well-positioned to help accelerate the clean energy transition by managing the intermittency of renewables.”

“With the grid grappling with greater weather extremes and market volatility, a coherent path toward decarbonization embraces both rapid deployment of low-carbon energy resources and maintenance of sufficient fossil-fuel infrastructure to ensure continued energy security, affordability, and reliability,” Segal said. “This is LS Power’s approach, as reflected in our portfolio and priorities.”

Accelerating the Energy Transition

LS Power’s gas generation fleet spans 10 states and consists primarily of peaking plants along with combined cycle facilities.

LS Power also manages a growing family of energy transition platforms, including:

  • EVgo, a fast-charging network for electric vehicles, powered by 100% renewable energy
  • Endurant Energy, a provider of distributed energy infrastructure solutions
  • CPower Energy Management, provider of distributed energy resource management solutions
  • Primary Renewable Fuels, LLC, a renewable natural gas development and operating platform
  • REV Renewables, a leader in renewables and energy storage
  • Rise Light & Power, NYC’s largest generator, and developer of clean energy infrastructure
  • LS Power Transmission, developer of 660 miles of high-voltage transmission lines

About LS Power:

LS Power is a development, investment, and operating company focused on the North American power and energy infrastructure sector. Since its inception in 1990, LS Power has developed, constructed, managed, or acquired more than 46,000 MW of power generation, including utility-scale solar, wind, hydro, natural gas-fired, and battery energy storage projects, of which ~17,000 MW are currently operating. LS Power’s Energy Transition Platforms include CPower Energy Management, Endurant Energy, EVgo, Rise Light & Power, and REV Renewables, as well as Waste-to-Energy initiatives. In addition, LS Power developed and operates over 680 miles of high-voltage transmission, with an additional 100+ miles and multiple substations under construction. Across these efforts, LS Power has raised $50 billion in debt and equity financing to support North American infrastructure. Through 2021, assets under LS Power control avoided 80.67 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to nearly 187 million barrels of oil not consumed or over 17.5 million cars taken off the road for one year. For more information, please visit www.LSPower.com.