Dominion Brunswick NatGas-Fired Plant Begins Electric Generation

Brunswick County Power Station – click for larger image

The newest member of Dominion’s power generation fleet, the 1,358 megawatt, natural gas-fired Brunswick Power Station (Brunswick County, Virginia) began producing electricity for customers on Monday, April 25. The station produces enough electricity to power 325,000 homes. The power plant will eventually be fed by Marcellus Shale gas coming from Dominion’s own $5 billion, 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline. But right now it uses at least some Marcellus/Utica gas coming from the Williams Transco pipeline. Last September Williams completed and put into service the Virginia Southside Expansion project to feed this power plant (see Williams Completes $300M Pipeline Expansion in Virginia on Time). As we pointed out at the time, Williams has upgraded parts of the Transco in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in order to make the Transco bidirectional–pushing Marcellus/Utica gas southward. A plethora of these new plants in the region is an important new source of demand for abundant, clean-burning Marcellus/Utica Shale gas. Here’s the details about the latest clean energy plant from Dominion going online earlier this week…

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