Dominion Virginia Power’s Brunswick County Power Station wins top awards
Two top honors have gone to Dominion Virginia Power’s Brunswick County Power Station. It was named Best Overall Generation Project of the Year and Best Gas-Fired Project of the Year at the recent Power-Gen International 2016 Conference in Orlando, Fla.
According to Dominion, the low-emissions station was selected based on technological innovation, local impact, logistical challenges, creativity and capacity. The Power-Gen Conference is sponsored by Power Engineering magazine.
“Since it began generating electricity for our customers in April, Brunswick County Power Station has become a workhorse for our company. It is providing clean, reasonably priced electricity for our customers and demonstrating that it certainly is one of the best power stations of its kind in the world,” Mark Mitchell, Dominion’s vice president-generation construction, said in a statement.
Mitchell noted that the station helps reduce carbon emissions in addition to providing lower-cost energy. The station produces electricity with about half the carbon as power purchased from the regional grid when operating on peak.
In November, Dominion and Fluor Corp. — which built and designed Brunswick County Power Station for Dominion — also received two awards from Engineering News-Record Mid-Atlantic. The station was named Best Project in the Energy/Industrial category and Excellence in Safety Best Project.
Brunswick uses natural gas to produce 1,358 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 340,000 homes. Construction on the station began in the summer of 2013.