Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center Wins Power Engineering Project Award

Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:22pm EST

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ST. PAUL, Va.,  Dec. 18, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power's
Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center has been recognized as the best coal-fired
project of the year at the annual POWER-GEN International conference and
exhibition in  Orlando, Fla., sponsored by Power Engineering magazine.

"Dominion is honored to be recognized with a Power Engineering Best Project of
the Year award," said  David Christian, chief executive officer-Dominion
Generation, the unit of Dominion (NYSE: D) that operates its power stations. "I
want to personally thank all the hard-working men and women involved in the
planning and execution of the Virginia City project, which was completed on
time, on budget and with an exemplary safety record."

The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center is a 585-megawatt power station that uses
circulating fluidized-bed technology fueled by run-of-mine coal, waste coal and
biomass to provide enough electricity for 146,000 homes at peak demand. The
station uses an air-cooled condenser, which reduces overall water needs by 90
percent when compared to a traditional coal-fired power station, and
comprehensive water recycling, including the treatment and reuse of leachate
from the station's solid-waste storage facility. The  $1.8 billion  power
station began commercial operation on  July 10.

On hand to receive the award were:   David Leaf, Dominion manager for the
Virginia City project;  Kevin Walsh  and  Josh Skudlarick, project managers for
the Shaw Group, the general contractor; and  Matt Ryan  of Ryan Central, the
contractor for the station's solid waste management facility. The Virginia City
project also received the magazine's Reader's Choice Award.

"Shaw congratulates Dominion for receiving this prestigious award recognizing
the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center," said  Eli Smith, president of Shaw's
Power Group. "Completing this world-class project safely, ahead of scheduled and
on budget is a testament to the high caliber of the project team and the
visionary leadership of Dominion to build one of the cleanest coal plants of its
kind."   

Dominion (NYSE: D) is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of
energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,400 megawatts of generation, 11,000
miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300
miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion operates one of the nation's
largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage
capacity and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information
about Dominion, visit the company's website at  www.dom.com.

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