CCGT Plants in the USA - Virginia
Bear Garden
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 580-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2011
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Fluor
Quick facts: Bear Garden is about 60mi west of Richmond in Buckingham County and is sited across the Jems River from Dominions Bremo Bluff power station. A 1.4mi, 230kV, single-circuit transmission line connects the two facilities. The $619mn CCGT project was originally developed by Tenaska beginning in 2001 and later acquired by Dominion. It was approved by the Virginia State Corp in Mar 2009 and construction began a month later. More than 800 workers were onsite at the peak of construction. Commercial operation was to schedule on 24 May 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 25 May 2011

Bellemeade
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 267-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT11N gas turbines
Operation: 1991
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
HRSG supplier: Entec
T/G supplier: ABB, ABB Stal, Brush
EPC: HSPE, Metric
Quick facts: Bellemede is in Richmond. It was originally developed by Enron subsidiary Richmond Power Enterprise LP, in which Entergy Corp held a 50% interest. In Jun 1996, Virginia Power filed to purchase the project and the transaction closed on 1 Apr 1999.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 26 Apr 2015

Brunswick
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 1,358-MW,3+1 CCGT with M501GAC gas turbines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: MHI, MELCO
EPC: Fluor
Quick facts: This $1.3bn project received construction authorization from the VSCC on 2 Aug 2013 A 13.5mi, 500kV tie-line is included. Operation started on 26 Apr 2016. A 100mi, 24in Transco pipeline was built to the station from a hub in Pittsylvania Co. Eventually, the plant may be supplied by natural gas from West Virginia delivered by the proposed 550mi Atlantic Coast pipeline.

Photograph by Michael Martz (www.richmond.com)
Posted 14 May 2016

Commonwealth Chesapeake
Location: VA
Operator: Tenaska Power Fund LP
Configuration: 6 X 45 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2000-2001
Fuel: No 2 oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Brown & Root
Quick facts: Four machines have encased SSS clutches to enable synchronous condensing. The original developer was Teco Energy.

Photograph courtesy of SSS Clutch Co Inc
Posted 28 Sep 2004

Darbytown
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 4 X 85 MW 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 1990
Fuel: natural gas, No 2 oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE
Quick facts: This peaking plant is in Richmond.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 22 Apr 2015

Doswell
Location: VA
Operator: Next Era Energy
Configuration: 663-MW, 4+2 CCGT with V84.2 gas turbines, 1 X 171-MW 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 1992-2001
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Siemens, ABB
EPC: Duke/Fluor Daniel
Quick facts: Doswell was one of the first big combined-cycles in the mid-Atlantic when it was completed in 1992. The plant's SCR system was supplied by Mitsubishi. FPL Energy bought the plant in 1997.

Photograph courtesy of Nooter/Eriksen
Posted 28 Feb 2004

Elizabeth City
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 3 X 116 MW W501D5 gas turbines
Operation: 1992
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: WH, Brush
EPC: WH, Metric
Quick facts: This peaking plant has a 16ac site in Chesapeake. It went commercial in Jun 1992.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 22 Apr 2015

Gordonsville
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: two 120-MW, 1+1 CCGT blocks with 7001EA gas turbine
Operation: 1993
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: In August 2003, Dominion Energy announced that it was purchasing the plant from affiliates of Calpine Corp and Edison International. GEA supplied the plant's dry cooling system.

Photograph courtesy of Nooter/Eriksen
Posted 28 Feb 2004

Gravel Neck
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 1 X 12 MW W191, 1 X 16 MW W251, 4 X 85 MW 7001EA gas turbines
Operation: 1972-1989
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: WH, GE
Quick facts: This peaking plant is in Surry.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 22 Apr 2015

Hopewell
Location: VA
Operator: GDF Suez Energy North America
Configuration: 365-MW, 3+1 CCGT with GT11N gas turbines
Operation: 1990
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Stone & Webster
Quick facts: At the time of its completion, the Hopewell cogeneration plant was one of the largest facilities of its kind. It provides fully dispatchable power to Dominion Virginia Power and steam to Hercules Inc for their adjacent manufacturing operations. The plant includes two B&W auxiliary boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 25 Apr 2010

Ladysmith
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 5 X 160-MW 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2009
Fuel: natural gas, No 2 oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Shanahan, Spectrum Energy
Quick facts: This peaker on a 320ac site along I-95 near Fredericksburg was built in two phases, two units coming online in 2001 and three more in 2008/09.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 1 May 2015

Low Moor
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 4 X 12-MW 5001MPB gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2009
Fuel: No 2 oil
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Low Moor is in Covington.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 1 May 2015

Panda Stonewall
Location: VA
Operator: Panda Power Funds
Configuration: 778-MW 2+1 CCGT with SGT6-5000F gas turbines
Operation: 2017
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Bechtel
Quick facts: This CCGT project went commercial on 18 May 2017 ahead of schedule and under budget. Site work began in mid-July 2014 and Full Notice to Proceed followed in Nov. The work force peaked at 700 and 1.6mn manhours were expended for construction. Gas can be supplied from either of two 30in pipelines, individually owned by Dominion Resources and Columbia Gas, and the the plant connects to the grid through an existing Dominion Virginia Power 230kV line that traverses the site between the Pleasant View and Brambleton substations. Reclaimed wastewater from the Town of Leesburg is used for cooling.

Photograph courtesy of Panda Power
Posted 20May 2017

Possum Point-6
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 540-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: A new 14mi gas pipeline spur was required as part of the project.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 19 Apr 2003

Remington
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE
Quick facts: This peaking plant has a 508ac site in Fauquier Co.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 24 Jan 2015

Tenaska Virginia
Location: VA
Operator: Tenaska Inc
Configuration: 885-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Bibb, Kiewit
Quick facts: Tenaska Virginia has an energy conversion agreement with Coral Power LLC. The power station was an awardee in Combined Cycle Journal's 2005 Best Practices awards program and also was named one of Power magazines Top Plants in 2007. In part, this was because of extensive training procedures designed and implemented by plant management.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 24 May 2006

Warren County
Location: VA
Operator: Dominion Virginia Power
Configuration: 1,329-MW,3+1 CCGT with M501GAC gas turbines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: MHI, MELCO
EPC: Burns & McDonnell, Zachry
Quick facts: This air-cooled CCGT plant near Front Royal cost about $1.1bn. It went commercial on 11 Dec 2014. In 2015, Power Engineering named Warren County "Gas-fired Project of the Year." The plant uses a thermal energy storage system and chillers from DN Tanks and Turbine Air Systems to reduce water use, store energy, and reduce parasitic power load during peak demand periods. 2,800 micropiles were required to support the major equipment.

Photograph courtesy of Dominion Resources Inc
Posted 2 Apr 2016

Wolf Hills
Location: VA
Operator: Tennaska Power Fund
Configuration: 5 X 50 MW FT-8 gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: Pratt & Whitney, Brush
EPC: Utility Engineering, Fagen Inc
Quick facts: Wolf Hills was developed and built by Constellation Energy and sold to Tenaska as part of a $1.6bn asset portfolio purchase in Dec 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Re-posted 19 Apr 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-May-2017

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