RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power's newest power station is now an award winner. On December 7, Warren County Power Station was named Gas-Fired Project of the Year by the editors at Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World magazines. The editors also named Warren County Power Station overall Project of the Year from a list of eight finalists. Dominion employees accepted both awards at the POWER-GEN International Conference in Las Vegas.
Warren County is a 1,329 megawatt, natural gas-fueled power station that can generate enough electricity to fuel about 325,000 homes. It went into commercial operation one year ago this month. Factoring in environmental compliance and lower than expected fuel costs, Warren County Power Station is projected to save customers up to $1.37 billion over the life of the project.
"We are proud of Warren County Power Station for many reasons," said David A. Christian, chief executive officer-Dominion Generation. "It is already one of the cleanest and most reliable in the nation and was built to be both environmentally and economically efficient."
Engineering firm Burns & McDonnell and Zachry Construction combined to build the $1.1 billion power plant which features combustion turbines provided by Mitsubishi, heat recovery steam generators from Alstom and a thermal energy storage system to chill the air supply for the combustion turbines.
The power station, located near Front Royal, Virginia, is staffed by about 40 full-time employees. Post-construction economic benefits are nearly $35 million.
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Dominion Virginia Power is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with operations in 14 states. Dominion has a portfolio of approximately 24,400 megawatts of generation and 6,490 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 928 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 14 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's website at www.dom.com/.
SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power