Proposed Chesterfield Electric Generation Project

Peaking Stations

Public Notice – Public Information Meeting Postponed

Dominion Energy is closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic. In light of the current spread of the virus, and after consultation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), we are postponing the public information meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Thomas Dale High School to discuss Dominion Energy’s proposed peaking unit station at the James River Industrial Park in Chesterfield County. We will continue to monitor alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will work with the VDEQ to reschedule the public information meeting at an appropriate time.

$16.2 million
total development and construction economic benefits


Project Details

We're proposing a project to install four natural gas-fired peaking units at the James River Industrial Park in Chesterfield County, Virginia. These peaking units would provide power during periods of peak demand, and the project also will create jobs and other economic benefits. They would generate nearly 1,000 megawatts, enough electricity to power 250,000 homes, and would be protective of air quality, the environment and surrounding community.

The peaking units would be built in two phases. The proposed commercial operation dates are: phase 1 - spring 2023 and phase 2 - spring 2024.

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) must approve the project.

Please note this peaking unit project is not associated with Dominion Energy’s coal ash closure activities at Chesterfield Power Station. To learn more about our coal ash closure plans, please visit:

Benefits for Chesterfield County



direct, indirect and induced jobs supported annually in Chesterfield County

Economic impact

$13.6 Million

total economic benefit during operation

Economic impact

$2.1 Million

annual local tax revenue for Chesterfield County