View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
March 30, 2016

Dominion wins regulatory approval for $1.3bn US combined cycle power plant

Dominion Virginia Power has received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for its $1.3bn combined cycle power station in Greensville County.

Dominion Virginia Power has received approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for its $1.3bn combined cycle power station in Greensville County.

The proposed 1,588MW natural gas-fired power station is being built as part of the company’s plan to meet air quality and proposed carbon dioxide emissions standards, while serving the growing demand for energy.

Construction will begin later this year, with plans to bring the power plant online in 2019.

During construction, the facility will create more than 1,000 jobs, in addition to 45 full-time positions that will be created when it enters operation.

"This project will ultimately bring low-cost, reliable electricity to our customers, while saving them $2bn over the life of the plants’ operation."

Dominion Generation Group CEO Paul Koonce said: "This project will ultimately bring low-cost, reliable electricity to our customers, while saving them $2bn over the life of the plants’ operation, in addition to providing a major economic impact and good paying jobs for Southside Virginia."

The project is being built just a few miles from Dominion’s Brunswick Power Station, which is expected to be fully operational next month.

The station will have low-carbon intensity as it uses clean-burning natural gas, combined cycle technology, and best available control technology to reduce emissions.

It will also use less water, minimising the impact to rivers and streams.

Development and construction of the project will contribute close to $474m to the Commonwealth.

Dominion currently has a portfolio of approximately 24,300MW of generation and 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines.

The company also operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Wednesday. The power industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Power Technology