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Fossil-fueled Power Stations

Fossil-fueled Power Stations

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.

Power Generation News

  • 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 More

  • 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.
  • The Toxic Release Inventory, featured in our Environmental Report, is an EPA-required list of chemicals released by Dominion's fossil-fueled power stations during the generation of electricity. Additional information about the TRI program and how it relates to electric utilities is available from the Edison Electric Institute.

Video: How a Fossil Station Operates

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