Biomass plays a significant role in Dominion's plans for renewable energy. We operate one of the largest generating units using wood waste on the East Coast. Located in Hurt, Va., the Pittsylvania Power Station burns waste that would otherwise go to landfills to generate 80 megawatts of power — enough to serve 20,000 homes.
We are increasing our use of wood waste at a station in Altavista, and have plans to use it at a new generating station in Southwest Virginia.
In addition, Dominion Virginia Power is converting three Virginia power stations from using coal to biomass, a renewable energy source. The conversions will provide environmental and customer benefits and generate up to $350 million for their local economies over the next 30 years. Get details in these related news releases:
Learn more about these generating units.