North Anna uses water from Lake Anna to condense steam back to water inside the station. The water is returned to the lake slightly warmer than when it was taken. The discharged water cools in private lagoons.
North Anna Power Station
Louisa County, VA
Powers 450,000 homes
This facility was named after the North Anna River, which was dammed to form the Lake Anna reservoir and the Waste Heat Treatment Facility. Both have become popular outdoor recreational areas, whose shoreline is dotted with homes, marinas, campgrounds and a large state park.