Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and natural gas, are non-renewable sources of energy. Dominion's fossil-fueled power stations generate more than 40 percent of the power provided to its customers. Advanced technologies, top-quality training and a dedicated workforce are the keys to being a pacesetter in fossil-fuel generation.
Since coal-fired power stations produce gases and airborne particles known as fly ash, Dominion has a comprehensive approach to protecting the environment. Its power stations use a variety of techniques to reduce harmful emissions, including electrostatic precipitators and systems that reduce nitrogen oxide, such as selective catalytic reduction.
Warren County Power Station -- Currently under construction, this station will be powered solely by natural gas and will be among the cleanest fossil-fuel fired facilities in the nation. The station will have three combustion turbines and a steam turbine. It will generate 1,329 megawatts of electricity, or enough energy to power approximately 325,000 homes. Commercial operation is scheduled for late 2014 or early 2015.
Brunswick County Power Station -- Dominion Virginia Power received permission from the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Aug. 2, 2013, to construct this 1,358-megawatt, natural gas fueled power station near Lawrenceville in Brunswick County. Commercial service expected to begin in the summer of 2016.
Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell -- Upon completion in late 2013, this fuel cell will produce 14.9 megawatts of electricity – enough to power approximately 15,000 homes. It will use a reactive process that converts natural gas into electricity.
Learn about our recently-completed Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, which uses advanced circulating fluidized bed technology — proven clean-coal technology that also enables the using of run-of-mine coal, waste coal and renewable energy sources, such as wood waste.