Proposed Pittsylvania Electric Generation Project

Pittsylvania Combustion Turbine power plant

$12.3 million
economic benefit for the Dan River Region


Project Details

We're proposing a project to build two natural gas-fired combustion turbines in Pittsylvania County in Virginia. Also known as "peaking units," these turbines would provide power during periods of peak demand; the project will also create jobs and economic benefits within the Dan River region. The units would have a capacity of approximately 500 megawatts and would power approximately 125,000 homes. The proposed commercial operation date would be April 2022.

We're assessing the development of the peaking units in the Berry Hill Industrial Park. We selected Berry Hill because of its proximity to the Williams' Transcontinental Pipeline (Transco). This project would be the first business sited within the park. We will assess the environmental, historic and cultural resources. Community outreach will be ongoing throughout the project.

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

Benefits for Pittsylvania County



indirect or induced jobs supported annually in the Dan River region

Economic impact

$12.3 Million

total economic benefit during operation

Economic impact

$1.4 Million

annual local tax revenue