Oregon Clean Energy Center

Lake Erie Electric of Toledo was selected by Black & Veatch to assist in constructing the Oregon Clean Energy Center (OCEC) in Lucas County, Ohio. Lake Erie Electric (LEE) and joint venture partner MJ Electric (MJE), took over all commodity installations previously performed by Black & Veatch Electrical. During the 5 months on site LEE and MJE have installed 1.4 million feet of cable, and installed 60,000 terminations. In addition to the completion of the electrical construction effort, LEE and MJE have been instrumental in support of system start up. Since arriving on site in late September, LEE and MJE are on pace to complete 120,000, recordable injury free, man hours by March 2017. Peak manpower reached 168 electricians of the total 925 tradesmen on site.

The Oregon Clean Energy Center is an 869 MW facility that will provide electricity for growing manufacturing and residential use. The OCEC will utilize two high-efficiency Siemens combustion turbine generators (CTGs), two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), and a Siemens steam turbine. To increase power output, the HRSGs are equipped with supplemental firing and the gas turbines are equipped with evaporative coolers. The Siemens H class combustion turbines are being installed in a two-on-one combined-cycle configuration. The OCEC replaces generation from several aging coal-fired power plants in the region that are being retired. Construction began in November 2014 and is expected to begin commercial operations by July 2017.

Pinktober 2016

pinktoberLake Erie Electric partnered with Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park this October in benefit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Hard Rock Rocksino has hosted Pinktober for 2 years in a row designating Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio as the recipient of all fundraising efforts.

This year, the event raised $100,000. All proceeds will support research on finding cures as well as provide fundamental breast health services through education, screenings/diagnostics (i.e. mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, and advanced care), patient navigation, and support services.

Lake Erie Electric is a proud sponsor of Pinktober and looks forward to the opportunity in supporting this event and cause in the years to come.

Summa Health Sapphire Ball 2016

summaLake Erie Electric is honored to sponsor the 15 th annual Summa Health Sapphire Ball. The gala was held this past October raising more than $1.2 million. Proceeds from the event support primary care and other key clinical areas and services at Summa Health.

The ball had over 1,000 guests in attendance – making it the most highly attended Sapphire Ball to date. A performance from the legendary Jay Leno, a classic car display and a glamorous ballroom were a few features at the gala.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to sponsor this event and look forward to supporting this foundation in the future.