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.
Chesapeake Memorandum of Agreement
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 all of the coal ash at the Chesapeake Energy Center under the same strict standards imposed by federal and state ash rules.
That means all of the ash facilities at Chesapeake Energy Center will require ongoing groundwater monitoring, corrective action, as well as closure and post-closure care under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The strictest closure standards and groundwater protection standards will apply to the Bottom Ash Pond, the Landfill, and the Historic Pond at the site.
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