For the Honor Program I went to listen to Ernest Greene, from Dominion Power. I learned many things going to the event. Dominion is the largest power company on the east coast, and they have been in existence of 100 years.
They use different types of fuel to make
electricity. In Southwest Virginia they have a hybrid plant that uses both
natural gas and coal. In Chesterfield, Virginia they own a plant that has state
of the art pollution control. They have two nuclear plants in Virginia, one in
Surry County and one in North Anna. The nuclear plant in North Anna was planned
for three reactors but only has two. They may build a new reactor because there
is such a huge demand. Currently they are building a natural gas burning fire
plant in Brunswick County. Natural gas is a very clean source of energy. Bath
County uses water to produce electricity. Since everything requires more
electricity the demand is going up.
There is a power grid and if Virginia needs
more power than it supplies then they could get it from another state and vise
versus. Another thing that Mr. Greene talked about is how many people complain
about Dominion not putting power lines underground. Since Dominion has been
around for such a long time it would cost a lot of money to do that. Dominion
is also funding many different forms of electricity like solar and wind. The
problem with wind is the birds would die because they would run into the
Although people may think that
Dominion is just people working on the power lines but that is not true. They
have jobs available for every career imaginable. They also offer scholarships
and internships. I truly enjoyed listening to Mr. Greene and learning about
Dominion Power company.