Dominion Virginia Power placed the 585 MW Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in southwest Virginia into commercial operation on July 10, on budget and on schedule following four years of construction.
The $1.8-billion circulating fluidized bed (CFB) project uses coal, waste coal and biomass – waste wood.
“Virginia City is an important addition to our balanced, diverse energy mix that has kept our rates reasonable for our customers. The use of low-cost waste coal and biomass will result in the unit having favorable economics, bringing savings to customers,” said David A. Christian, chief executive officer of Dominion Generation, which operates the company’s power stations. “The power station also has proven to be an economic booster shot for Southwest Virginia.”
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