The Chesapeake Energy Center (CEC) generated power from four coal-fired units and four gas turbines. The coal-fired boilers ceased operations on December 31, 2014, and have been decommissioned.
Dry fly ash was stored in a landfill permitted by Virginia DEQ since 1985. Prior to this time ash impoundments were used to manage ash at the station. Different state and federal requirements apply to these ash facilities; however, Dominion Energy is committed to consistent standards of closure and protection of the environment for all of the coal ash at Chesapeake Energy Center.
We have signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Commonwealth of Virginia where we agree to groundwater monitoring and closure steps for coal ash at the CEC under the same strict standards imposed by federal and state ash rules. All of these ash facilities are slated for closure once necessary permits are obtained.
Protecting Surrounding Wildlife
We lend a hand in banding some peregrine falcon chicks that are nesting at one of our power stations.
Keeping Our Waterways Clean
Meet our power station biologists who have a passion for the outdoors and are committed to protecting the environment.
Station Project Manager
“Warren Deal, a 42 year employee with Dominion Energy is Project Manager at Chesapeake Energy Center. He works to uphold the company’s commitment to responsible, environmental stewardship by maintaining the facility and ensuring all environmental and reporting requirements are met.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some FAQs about our Coal Ash Pond Management & Closures