Coal to gas conversions should be considered

The Virginia Gazette

The Natural Gas supply to the Peninsula only allowed one of three Yorktown units to convert from Coal to Natural Gas and so the Power Line Project at Skiffes Creek has been proffered by Dominion to replace the power from the two coal units that will be shut down. The Daily Press reported last week that the new gas line to the Peninsula will be completed in 2018. Coal to gas conversions for similar sized units to Yorktown come in around $60 million. Allowing for inflation they could convert both remaining units for under $150 million. This sure seems worth considering as an alternative to the contentious Skiffes Creek Power Line Project over the James River that will cost $155 million.

Dave Kendle

121 Alexander Walker


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