Virginia Approves Plans for Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Virginia SCC Approves Greensville Power Station Construction Dominion

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved Dominion Virginia Power’s request to build a $1.3 billion natural gas-fired power plant in Greensville County.

The SCC granted approval of Dominion’s Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build the 1,588-MW Greensville Power Station, a combined-cycle power plant just a few miles from Dominion’s Brunswick Power Station, which is expected to be fully operational in April. Construction on the Greensville plant is scheduled to begin later this year, will create more than 1,000 jobs and approximately 45 full-time positions once it comes online in 2019. Customers are expected to save $2.1 billion over the life of the plant through fuel savings versus the projected cost of purchasing electricity on the open market.

The plant will run on natural gas and use combined-cycle technology and best available control technology to reduce emissions. It will also have low water usage that will minimize impact to rivers and streams.

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