Dominion to Build Electric Plant in S VA Powered by Marcellus Gas

Dominion, a large utility and midstream (i.e. pipeline) company operating in 13 states, including the Marcellus/Utica region, yesterday filed a request with the Virginia State Corporate Commission (SCC) to build a $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired electric generating station in Greensville County, VA. The new power station will generate 1,600 megawatts–enough electricity to power 400,000 homes. Greensville County sits along the southern border of Virginia–sharing a border with North Carolina. Oh, and guess which pipeline flowing boatloads of cheap, abundant, clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas is due to cross right through the middle of Greensville County? Yep–Dominion’s 550-mile, $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that will run from West Virginia through to North Carolina…

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