Ceremonial Groundbreaking on US’s Biggest NatGas Electric Plant

dominionIn March 2015, Dominion–a huge natural gas and electric utility as well as a midstream company–announced plans to build the State of Virginia’s (indeed the country’s) largest natural gas powered electric generating plant, in Greensville County, VA (see Virginia’s Largest Electric Plant to be Powered by Marcellus Gas). The $1.3 billion state-of-the-art natural gas-fired electric generating station will generate 1,600 megawatts of electricity. Dominion’s own 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline (when built) will provide cheap, abundant, clean-burning Marcellus/Utica Shale gas to power it. In June, Dominion actually broke ground at the construction site (see Dominion Begins Building Virginia’s Biggest NatGas Power Station). However, yesterday there was another groundbreaking for the project–or perhaps it was the ceremonial groundbreaking–or perhaps they actually began to build the structure itself. We’re not sure. What we do know, from reading the article below, is that the local region is pumped about this plant, a plant that will bring $2.5 billion of investment, 1,000 construction jobs to build it, and ongoing tax revenue of more than $8 million a year. No wonder the residents of Greensville County love this project!…

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