The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors has adopted an ordinance to repeal the Merchants’ Capital Tax effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Artist's rendering of the proposed stationDominion 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.

The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors and the Industrial Development Authority welcomes Dominion Virginia Power to Brunswick County.

Dominion Virginia Power plans to construct a $1.1 billion combined-cycle, natural gas fired power station in Brunswick County that will generate electricity for customers by the summer of 2016.