Dominion Virginia Power fully converts Altavista plant to biomas - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Dominion Virginia Power fully converts Altavista plant to biomass

Posted: Updated:

MICHAEL FELBERBAUM
AP Business Writer

    
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Energy provider Dominion Virginia Power says its Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass.
    
The facility is the first of three coal-fired power plants in the state that the company plans to convert to burn mostly waste wood left from timbering operations as fuel.
    
Dominion says the other plants in Hopewell and Southampton County should be operating on biomass by the end of the year.
    
In 2011, the company announced plans to convert the plants in a move it said provided both environmental and customer benefits.
    
When in operation, the three plants are expected to produce 150 megawatts of renewable energy, enough electricity to power about 37,500 homes.

  • F-15 Pilot’s Identity Released

    F-15 Pilot’s Identity Released

    F-15 Pilot’s Identity Released

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:17:16 GMT
    Augusta County (WSLS) - According to Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing Commander, following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday. "On behalf of the family of our fallen pilot and with a sense of profound sadness, I am sad to share that Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., was killed tragically in Wednesday's F-15 cra...
    Augusta County (WSLS) - According to Col. James Keefe, 104th Fighter Wing Commander, following the fatal crash of a 104th Fighter Wing F-15C aircraft in the mountains near Deerfield Valley, Va. the family has asked that the unit share with the public the name of the pilot who was fatally injured Wednesday. "On behalf of the family of our fallen pilot and with a sense of profound sadness, I am sad to share that Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., was killed tragically in Wednesday's F-15 cra...
  • Police identify person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting

    UPDATE: Police identify person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting

    UPDATE: Police identify person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-08-27 10:38:12 GMT
    Dominique Moss, 24, has been identified as a person of interest in the Lynchburg shooting. Dominique Moss, 24, has been identified as a person of interest in the Lynchburg shooting.
    Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Tuesday night.
    Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Tuesday night.
  • Second person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting

    Second person of interest in deadly Lynchburg shooting

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:29:31 GMT
    The Lynchburg Police Department has identified a second person of interest in a deadly shooting that happened earlier this week. Police officers are looking for 25-year-old Edwin Ramon Gray of Lynchburg.
    The Lynchburg Police Department has identified a second person of interest in a deadly shooting that happened earlier this week. Police officers are looking for 25-year-old Edwin Ramon Gray of Lynchburg.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.