Virginia Energy Infrastructure

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Energy Infrastructure in the State of Virginia : 

Energy Infrastructure in the State of Virginia Presentation for the Virginia Energy Plan Advisory Group September 11, 2006 Abington, Virginia

Topics to be Covered: 

Topics to be Covered Energy Infrastructure in Virginia Electricity Petroleum Natural Gas and Propane Coal Renewable Energy (Hydro, Solar, Wind) Energy Efficiency

Electricity Infrastructure: 

Electricity Infrastructure Service Areas of electric utilities Installed generation capacity Ten largest electric generation plants Examples of power generation facilities Historical electric generation mix by fuel type Nameplate capacity by fuel type Locations of existing generation plants

Service Areas of Electric Utilities: 

Service Areas of Electric Utilities

Virginia Nuclear Power Stations: 

Virginia Nuclear Power Stations North Anna generates 1,786 megawatts from its two units — enough electricity to power 450,000 homes. Surry Power Station generates 1,625 megawatts of electric power from its two nuclear reactors — enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

Virginia Pumped Storage Generation: 

Virginia Pumped Storage Generation Bath County pumped storage facility has six 350-megawatt turbine generators The station consists of two large reservoirs — one 1,262 feet (385 meters) higher than the other Completed in 1985

Example of Dual Fuel Generation – Unit #6 at Possum Point: 

Example of Dual Fuel Generation – Unit #6 at Possum Point Dominion's Possum Point Unit 6 is a 550 MW combined-cycle unit that went commercial in July of 2003. Unit 6 can use natural gas or #2 fuel oil.

Example of Virginia Hydroelectric Facility – Kerr Dam: 

Example of Virginia Hydroelectric Facility – Kerr Dam Completed in 1953 Summer capacity is 185 MW Purpose: flood control and hydro power 50,000 acre reservoir

Location of Virginia Coal and Nuclear Electric Generation: 

Location of Virginia Coal and Nuclear Electric Generation

Virginia Natural Gas Generation: 

Virginia Natural Gas Generation

Virginia Oil-Fired Generation: 

Virginia Oil-Fired Generation Possum Pt has six units – 1,874 MW Yorktown has three units – 1,150 MW of capacity

Virginia Electric Generation by Fuel Type – 1995 to 2004: 

Virginia Electric Generation by Fuel Type – 1995 to 2004 Over the past decade, coal and nuclear power have provided over 80 percent of the State’s electricity generation

Virginia Electric Generation Nameplate Capacity for 2004: 

Virginia Electric Generation Nameplate Capacity for 2004

PJM Interconnection: 

PJM Interconnection PJM ensures the reliability of the largest centrally dispatched electric grid in the world by coordinating the movement of electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. PJM, acting neutrally and independently, operates the largest competitive wholesale electricity market in the world. PJM manages a sophisticated regional planning process for generation and transmission expansion to ensure future electric reliability. PJM facilitates a collaborative stakeholder process. Stakeholders include participants who produce, buy, sell, move and regulate electricity.

PJM Sets New Peak Demand Record: 

PJM Sets New Peak Demand Record (Valley Forge, Pa. – Aug. 1, 2006) – PJM Interconnection, the grid operator for 51 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia, successfully met another new peak demand record for electricity use of 144,000 megawatts (MW) today at 5 p.m. (EDT). PJM’s previous record demand was 139,746 MW set only two weeks ago on July 17, 2006.

Locations of Major Electric Transmission Lines: 

Locations of Major Electric Transmission Lines This planned 765 KV Line was energized in June 2006.


Dominion Virginia Power Files Application to Build Transmission Line, Substation in Stafford County, Virginia Thursday August 31, 9:54 am ET RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion Virginia Power on Wednesday applied to the Virginia State Corporation Commission for permission to build a substation and five-mile-long power line in a fast- growing area of Stafford County. The $13.5 million project needs to be in service by the summer of 2009 to meet the demand for electricity in the Garrisonville, VA area, which is growing by 3 percent to 5 percent each year.

VA Natural Gas Infrastructure: 

VA Natural Gas Infrastructure Service areas of natural gas utilities Annual natural gas production in VA Existing VA natural gas fields Natural gas Coal bed methane Major VA natural gas pipelines Proposed LNG facilities for VA

Service Areas of Natural Gas Utilities: 

Service Areas of Natural Gas Utilities

Existing Natural Gas Fields: 

Existing Natural Gas Fields Buchanan, Dickenson, Wise, Russell, & Tazewell counties have both conventional and CBM gas production Virginia has over 5,000 producing coalbed methane and conventional wells. Approximately 80% of Virginia’s 2005 production of 86 BCF of gas is produced from coalbed methane wells.

Major Natural Gas Pipelines: 

Major Natural Gas Pipelines

Expansion of Existing LNG Facility at Cove Point: 

Expansion of Existing LNG Facility at Cove Point • Need Relatively Deep Water (at least 40 feet of depth) Takes about 4 years to build Need over 12 Federal government permits plus state and local government permits There will need to be pipeline improvements Dominion has received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin construction activities on expansion facilities at the Cove Point LNG Terminal

Propane Infrastructure: 

Propane Infrastructure Virginia gets a large percentage of its propane supply from the propane pipeline terminating in North Carolina, with other supplies delivered via rail statewide and via water to the Port of Hampton Roads

VA Petroleum Infrastructure: 

VA Petroleum Infrastructure Annual petroleum production in VA Existing VA petroleum fields VA Oil Refinery facility at Yorktown Major VA oil terminals Proposed new facilities for VA

VA Historical Crude Oil Production 1951 to 2004: 

VA Historical Crude Oil Production 1951 to 2004

Existing Oil Fields: 

Existing Oil Fields

Oil Refineries in Virginia: 

Oil Refineries in Virginia The state of Virginia has one major oil refinery, at Yorktown, near the mouth of the York River.

Map of Oil Pipelines and Terminals: 

Map of Oil Pipelines and Terminals VA also gets petroleum products from terminals in Knoxville as well as from Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland and ocean tanker shipments.

VA Coal Infrastructure: 

VA Coal Infrastructure Annual coal production in VA Existing VA coal fields Major train transportation routes Major VA coal export facilities

Existing Coal Fields: 

Existing Coal Fields

Virginia Coal Transportation: 

Virginia Coal Transportation

Hampton Roads Export Facilities: 

Hampton Roads Export Facilities The coal loading facilities in the Port of Hampton Roads are able to load in excess of 65 million tons annually, giving the port the largest, most efficient and modern coal loading facilities in the world.

Renewable Energy Potential in Virginia: 

Renewable Energy Potential in Virginia In 2002, the majority (over 50%) of existing renewable electric generation was hydro, with wood supplying the next largest amount.

Map of Oil Pipelines and Terminals: 

Map of Oil Pipelines and Terminals

Solar Energy Systems: 

Solar Energy Systems About five years ago Virginia committed to installing 500 solar energy systems on buildings throughout the state by the year 2010. To help meet that goal, the CEAGE combined its resources with the Photovoltaics for Virginia Working Group, an organization created by the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy to facilitate the installation of photovoltaics (PV) systems, which convert light energy into electricity. The Division of Energy supports Virginia's new solar photovoltaic manufacturers with grants and commercialization assistance.

State Energy Efficiency: 

State Energy Efficiency DMME makes federal funds available to Virginia consumers for innovative uses of biomass and new energy conservation practices DMME publishes the Virginia Energy Savers Handbook DHCD makes weatherization assistance available and DSS makes fuel assistance available to low-income families DEQ offers energy efficiency information as part of its pollution prevention program

For Additional Information, see..: 

For Additional Information, see.. Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) ( US DOE Energy Information Administration ( US DOE EIA Virginia data ( Center for Energy and the Global Environment (CEAGE) at the Alexandria Research Institute of Virginia Tech ( Virginia Energy Patterns and Trends (

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