Virginia Approves State’s Largest NatGas-Powered Electric Plant

Last July Dominion 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 (see Dominion to Build Electric Plant in S VA Powered by Marcellus Gas). The new power station will generate 1,600 megawatts–enough electricity to power 400,000 homes. It will be the biggest electric plant in Virginia. The plant would be powered by–you guessed it–Marcellus Shale gas (see Virginia’s Largest Electric Plant to be Powered by Marcellus Gas). We have some great news to report. The SCC has approved the project. Construction, according to Dominion, will begin “later this year”…

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