Dominion Virginia Power has received approval from Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) for the development of its 1,588MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired power station in Greensville County, Virginia, US.


Planned to be built on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick county line in Virginia, the $1.3bn Greensville power station will feature three gas-fired combustion turbines and a steam turbine which will be designed to supply power nearly 400,000 US homes at peak demand.

Construction work on the project is planned to start in 2016. The project is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs.

Dominion Generation Group CEO Paul Koonce said: "This project will ultimately bring low cost, reliable electricity to our customers while saving them $2bn over the life of the plants’ operation, in addition to providing a major economic impact and good paying jobs for Southside Virginia."

Scheduled to be commissioned in 2019, the facility is expected to support the region with 45 full-time jobs and provide property taxes of around $8m to Greensville County in its first year of operation.

The Greensville County Board of Supervisors chairman Peggy Wiley said: "The impact on our economy, jobs and businesses in the region will help this community, and we look forward to working cooperatively with Dominion Virginia Power."

In 2015, Dominion Virginia Power awarded engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract to Fluor for the power project.

In the same year, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas was selected to supply M501J gas turbines for the facility, which will receive natural gas through Williams’ Transco line and the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

Image: The Dominion’s proposed power plant in Virginia will feature three M501J gas turbines. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire/ Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.