Developers break ground for Virginia natural gas power plant
The natural gas power plant is being built in Leesburg by Bechtel and Siemens
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — State and local officials are breaking ground on a new power plant in Loudoun County that will generate enough electric power to power more than 750,000 homes.
Electricity from the plant will be used by customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., and Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York are participating in Thursday's groundbreaking ceremonies.
Officials say the plant, called Stonewall Energy Center, will be among the cleanest gas-fired power plants in the country and is being built in Leesburg to support the region's population growth.