POWER Magazine announced in October that Dominion Energy’s Greensville County Power Station is the recipient of a POWER Top Plant Award.
Greensville Power Station, located a few miles west of Emporia, is a natural gas-fired plant with a net generating capacity of 1,588 megawatts, enough to power 400,000 homes. The station uses efficient combined-cycle technology and its air permit has the strictest carbon dioxide limits of any U.S. plant.
“Environmentally, especially in terms of carbon emissions, Greensville is one of the cleanest natural gas-powered stations in the country,” said Karl Humberson, director of generation projects.
The $1.3 billion power station uses three combustion turbines to produce electricity and steam, which is used to make even more electricity. Construction began in June 2016, and the station officially joined Dominion Energy’s fleet of clean, safe and efficient natural gas-fueled electric generating units in December 2018. The station is projected to provide about $36 million annually in economic benefits.
“It will be a workhorse, running around the clock to provide our customers reliable, low-cost energy. It will also complement and support our growing solar fleet,” said Paul Koonce, executive vice president and president and CEO of Dominion Energy’s Power Generation Group.