The newest member of Dominion Virginia Power's generation fleet, the 1,358 megawatt, environmentally clean Brunswick Power Station began producing electricity for the company's customers on Monday, April 25, 2016.
- Station's 1,358 megawatts can power 325,000 homes
- During construction more than $824 million in economic benefits was generated
- Station uses efficient technology and clean natural gas
With natural gas as its fuel, the Brunswick County Power Station will produce almost 1,360 megawatts of electricity – enough to power nearly 340,000 households - and is expected to save customers more than $1 billion over its expected life.
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.