Dominion receives Maryland's approval of Cove Point LNG export project Dominion said it has received from the Maryland Public Service Commission a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, CPCN, related to the company's plan to add export capability at its Cove Point liquefied natural gas facility in Calvert County. The certificate was needed for two 65-megawatt steam turbine generators that produce electricity. The waste heat from two combustion turbines, which are used to drive compressors to produce LNG, will be recycled to produce steam to drive the steam turbines.
Dominion expresses concerns about impact of EPA 'Clean Power' plan Dominion announced it expressed concern about potential adverse impact on electric reliability and customer bills in comments filed with the Environmental Protection Agency on the EPA's proposed "Clean Power Plan" regulations. The company also said some states – such as Virginia and North Carolina – are treated unfairly in the proposal because of the "greater and unreasonable" reductions required in carbon dioxide emissions rates relative to other nearby states. The proposed regulations could penalize states that already have reduced their carbon intensity, the company said.