RICHMOND, VA — Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Dominion, said it will convert three Virginia power stations from coal to biomass. The company said the conversions would provide environmental and customer benefits and generate up to $350 million for the local economies over the next 30 years.

The power stations in Altavista, Hopewell and Southampton County went into operation in 1992. If approved by the local governments, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia State Corporation Commission, they could begin burning biomass in 2013.

Posted by Karen Koenig