Dominion is building the 1,588-megawatt Greensville County Power Station, which will produce enough electricity to power 400,000 homes in Virginia at peak demand. The new power station is located on a 1,143-acre site on the Greensville and Brunswick County line in southern Virginia.
This new approach to clean energy also serves as a cost-effective and reliable step toward achieving the federal clean-air standards.
The power station will be a major boost for the region's economy. In its first year of operation, it is expected to provide up to $8 million in property taxes for Greensville County. Post-construction economic benefits are projected to amount to about $36 million annually, and about 166 jobs will be supported, with roughly half of these in Greensville County.Over its expected 36-year life, the station will save Dominion Virginia Power customers about $2 billion as a result of the company not having to purchase power from market sources.
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