Energy provider Dominion Virginia Power says it's building a new gas-fired power plant in Brunswick County.
The Richmond-based company said Tuesday the proposed $1 billion, 1,300-megawatt facility near Lawrenceville would create 600 construction jobs and 30 full-time jobs once operational. The station also would yield up to $4 million in annual property taxes.
The state's largest utility with about 2.3 million customers said it plans to ask Virginia regulators later this year for permission to build the facility. If approved, it expects the power station would be completed by the summer of 2016.
Dominion announced plans in September to close or convert some of its coal-fired power stations, as well as open new power plants, to meet energy needs and comply with changes to environmental regulations.