Dominion Virginia Power Breaks Ground on Natural Gas Plant

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Dominion Virginia Power held its official groundbreaking on its natural gas-fired Greensville County Power Station.

The $1.3 billion, 1,588-MW plant is expected to be the largest gas-fired combined-cycle facility in North America when it begins operations near the end of 2018, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Greensville County Power Station follows in the footsteps of Dominion’s 1,358-MW Brunswick County power station, which came on line earlier this year. The two have a combined development cost of $2.5 billion.

Greensville County officials hope to use the plant as a draw to attract large businesses into the area, including international companies. Dominion expects the station to generate $8 million in property taxes and $36 million in annual economic benefits.

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