Every day, Dominion Energy’s three nuclear power stations — Millstone in Connecticut, and Surry and North Anna in Virginia — generate enough low-carbon energy to power roughly 3 million homes. They provide base-load generation that backs up renewable sources when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Nuclear power is by far the largest source of energy that emits no air pollution, and the only one that can provide energy around the clock.
Each day Millstone Power Station — New England’s largest source of carbon-free energy — provides abundant, low-cost power to New England. The station produces enough electricity to power 2 million homes. The operation of the Millstone Power Station produces over $1.5 billion in annual economic benefits to Connecticut, supports more than 3,900 jobs, and generates the equivalent of over half the electricity consumed in Connecticut, and 98 percent of the state’s low-carbon electricity.
With an economic impact of more than $700 million and a workforce of 900, North Anna supplies 17 percent of Virginia’s electricity – powering 450,000 homes in the process. The 17-mile-long, 1.5-mile-wide Lake Anna, created by Dominion Energy to provide cooling water to the power station, has become a hugely popular source of outdoor recreation for fishermen, campers, hikers, picnickers and nature-lovers.
Employing 900 people in southeastern Virginia, Surry Nuclear Power Station generates 14 percent of the state’s electricity, supplies energy to 420,000 homes and sits adjacent to the 3,900-acre Hog Island Wildlife Management Area, which includes pine forests, tidal marshes and ponds supporting a vast array of wildlife.