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Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $34,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $10,500,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               46,000

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $3,400,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $800,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           17,700

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PATH Project, WV, VA, MD

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups, local residents PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  The Potomac-Appalachian Transmission Highline (PATH) is a joint venture of American Electric Power (AEP) and Allegheny Energy to build a new high-voltage interstate transmission line … Continue reading

Meadow Brook to Loudon 500 kV Line, Virginia

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups, local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  The Meadow Brook to Loudon 500 kV Line is a proposed 65-mile, 500-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line to be constructed by Dominion Virginia Power on … Continue reading

Sunscape Transmission Project, Virginia

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND:  Appalachian Power submitted an application in June 2008 to construct an $11 million, 1.4 mile 138 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line and substation to serve customers in … Continue reading

East River Mountain Wind Project, VA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Mountain Preservation Association; local residents PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Dominion and BP Wind Energy North America Inc. purchased 2,560 acres of land in Tazewell County for the East River Mountain wind turbine project, a … Continue reading

Osage BioEnergy Ethanol Plant, VA

STATUS: Complete TYPE: Ethanol OPPOSITION: Local officials (City Councilor Chris Harris); local residents PROSPECTS: Complete BACKGROUND: Osage BioEnergy planned to build a barley ethanol facility in Hopewell, Virginia that was scheduled to go online in the spring 2010. Upon completion, … Continue reading

Highland New Wind Project, VA

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Local residents   PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND:  In 2005, the Highland County Board of Supervisors approved a Conditional Use Permit for a new wind farm located in western Highland County, Virginia, bordering West … Continue reading

Cypress Creek, Dendron, VA

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Local citizens PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: In December 2008, the developer proposed a 1,500 megawatt $6 billion plant in Dendron, Virginia.  In February 2009, the developer submitted air permit applications, including a maximum available … Continue reading

Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (Wise County Plant), Virginia City, VA

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and the Southern Environmental Law Center PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND: In July 2007, the developer proposed construction of a 585 megawatt, $1.6 billion coal plant in St. … Continue reading

TrAIL Project (Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Transmission OPPOSITION:  Environmental groups, local residents PROSPECTS:  Likely BACKGROUND: The Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line (TrAIL) is a new 500-kV transmission line extending from Southwestern Pennsylvania to West Virginia to Northern Virginia.  The $820 million project … Continue reading

North Anna Nuclear Generating Station Unit 3, Louisa County, Virginia

STATUS:  In progress with opposition TYPE: Nuclear OPPOSITION:  Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League; Sierra Club; People's Alliance for Clean Energy; Nuclear Information Resources Service; Public Citizen   PROSPECTS:  Indeterminate  BACKGROUND:  Dominion applied to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for … Continue reading