Posts Tagged ‘ Dominion ’

Norwich gets report on Millstone emergency center

Oct 7th, 2014 | By

Dominion’s Millstone Nuclear Power Station is nearing completion of a $10 million to $20 million emergency response system this fall, mandated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the wake of the 2011 catastrophic failure of one Japanese nuclear power plant, while a second one weathered the major earthquake and tsunami. For more on this

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Dominion Studies Running Millstone Reactors Another 20 Years

May 7th, 2014 | By

Dominion Resources is looking at extending the life span of its nuclear power reactors in Virginia and Connecticut for another 20 years. For more on this story, visit: Dominion Studies Running Millstone Reactors Another 20 Years | WNPR News.

Dominion expands solar footprint

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

Dominion Virginia Power, which currently has 41 MW of solar energy at sites in Georgia, Connecticut and Indiana, will acquire six solar development projects located in California’s Fresno, Kern and Kings counties from developer Recurrent Energy.

NRG to buy Dominion

Mar 12th, 2014 | By

New Jersey-based NRG Energy has reached an agreement to buy the third largest alternative electricity supplier in Connecticut by the end of the month.

Dominion Acquires Solar Project in North-Central Connecticut

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

The Somers Solar Center will use Kyocera Solar, Inc.’s, photovoltaic technology to produce enough electricity to supply nearly 1,400 homes. The electricity will go to Connecticut Light & Power Co. under a 20-year purchased-power agreement.

Dominion converts first of 3 coal plants to biomass

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations as fuel, the energy provider said Monday.

NRC seeks data on running Connecticut reactors in warmer water

Jun 29th, 2013 | By

U.S. nuclear regulators asked Dominion Resources for more information about the company’s plan to continue running the Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut when water in the Long Island Sound is warmer than the plant’s current permit allows. Dominion in May submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking a change in the

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Dominion Breaks Ground At Largest Fuel Cell Power Project In North America (update)

May 8th, 2013 | By

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch joined officials from Dominion and FuelCell Energy to break ground at the largest fuel cell power project in North America.

Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell, which is being built downtown alongside Interstate 95 and the Northeast rail corridor, will produce 14.9 megawatts of clean energy. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Dominion nuclear plant’s closing reflects state of competition in industry

May 2nd, 2013 | By

While there are significant differences between the Millstone Power Station and the Wisconsin nuclear plant slated to shut down on Tuesday, the reasons behind the decision nonetheless are being noted by those interested in ensuring Millstone has a strong future. Dominion, the company that owns both Millstone and the Kewaunee plant in Carlton Township, Wis.,

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Energy company that owns Somerset power plant agrees to pay millions in federal pollution settlement

Apr 2nd, 2013 | By

Dominion Energy will pay the government $3.4 million in fines and spend nearly $10 million on projects, the EPA and the US Justice Department said in a statement. Those projects are aimed at improving the ­environment and benefiting the public health in communities surrounding the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Mass., and coal-fired power

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College Connecticut receives $40,000 grant for energy reduction program

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut College has received a $40,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation to establish a new learning program to help students reduce energy consumption at Connecticut College. The Dominion Higher Education Partnership is a competitive grant program for private and public institutions in targeted areas of New England. Read more: College Connecticut receives $40,000 grant for

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Dominion Virginia Power only says ‘no comment’ to Virginian-Pilot

Oct 5th, 2012 | By

For nine months now, Dominion Virginia Power has said “no comment” to every inquiry from the Virginian-Pilot. The utility is unhappy with the paper’s coverage on a host of issues, reports Roger Chesley. They include Dominion’s role in supplying 1.5 million tons of fly ash to sculpt a Chesapeake golf course, the perverse rate structure

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Millstone operator touts plant reliability

Oct 27th, 2011 | By

Skip Jordan, the site vice president for Virginia-based owner Dominion, discussed the mechanics of Unit 3, a reactor shut down temporarily for refueling, and pointed out $600 million in major investments the company has made in the entire station since its purchase from Northeast Utilities for $1.3 billion in 2001. For more on this story,

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Waterford school receives $10,000 from Dominion

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

Schools and educational institutions in 11 states are entering the new academic year with Dominion funding for major projects, including Waterford High School, which received $10,000 to install a wind turbine.