Middletown Energy Center
Providing clean and affordable energy to the midwestern United States
Located in Butler County, Ohio, the Middletown Energy Center (MEC) is a 478-megawatt natural-gas-fired electric generating facility. The $500 million power plant provides clean, reliable power to some 400,000 homes while serving as an economic development catalyst for the city and surrounding region.
CIRI’s minority interest in MEC further diversifies the energy portfolio, helping to ensure reliable and consistent returns to shareholders. Opened in May 2018, MEC is one of the cleanest, most efficient natural gas power plants in the nation. Using advanced turbine technology in a combined-cycle configuration, MEC is capable of producing significantly more power from the same amount of fuel.