Warren County Power Station begins commercial operation
Dominion Virginia Power’s Warren County Power Station entered commercial operation this week. The $1.1 billion natural gas-fired power station came in on time and under budget, the Richmond-based company said in a news release.
“It is built to be both environmentally and economically efficient, promoting quality of life as well as economic development,” David A. Christian, CEO of Dominion Generation, said in a statement.
According to Dominion, the facility will employ 40 full-time workers. It also is expected to support about 100 jobs, directly and indirectly. Located north of Front Royal, the plant can produce enough electricity to power about 325,000 homes at peak demand.
The plant is now the largest natural gas-fueled generating station in the state, but not for long. Dominion’s 1360-megawatt Brunswick Power Station will steal that title when it comes on line in 2016.