Brunswick Power Station begins producing electricity
Dominion Virginia Power’s Brunswick Power Station began producing electricity this week.
The 1,358-megawatt natural gas plant is expected to generate enough power for 325,000 homes.
The company said the power plant was needed to match growing demand and to replace electricity from older, coal-fired plants.
The plant will have 43 employees with an annual payroll of $7.5 million. The station will pay about $4 million a year in local property taxes until 2017 and up to $5 million annually beyond that year.
“The Brunswick Power Station is destined to be a workhorse, using combined-cycle technology that is clean and efficient and will produce reliable, low-cost energy for our 2.5 million customers,” Paul Koonce, CEO of Dominion Generation Group, said in a statement.