Brunswick County Virginia
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
A groundbreaking and dedication ceremony was held for the Brunswick County Power Station in Freeman on Friday, May 16. Supervisor Denise Williams, left, Dr. Robert Satcher, Sr. – IDA Board, Supervisor John Cataldo, Supervisor Welton Tyler, Supervisor Bernard Jones – Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors, Joan Moore – Executive Director of the Brunswick County Industrial Development Authority, Paul Ruppert - Dominion’s Senior Vice President of Business Development & Generation Construction, Maurice Jones - Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. Charlette T. Woolridge – County Administrator, Morris Taylor – IDA Board, Gwen McMillan – Chair of the IDA Board, Ray Thomas – IDA Board and Lavern Jolly – IDA Board, shoveled dirt. Notice the Air Cooled Condenser in the background.
Dominion Virginia Power received permission from the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Aug. 2, 2013, to construct a 1,358-megawatt, natural gas fueled power station near Lawrenceville in Brunswick County. The combined cycle, natural gas-fired power station will serve growing customer demand and replace electricity from aging coal-fired power stations that are being retired for economic and environmental reasons.
Dominion plans to start construction immediately with commercial service expected to begin in the summer of 2016.