The Tenaska Virginia Generating Station near Scottsville in Fluvanna County, Virginia, is a natural gas-fueled combined-cycle generating facility developed and owned by the Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P. Tenaska affiliates manage and operate the plant, which includes three General Electric Frame 7FA gas turbines, three heat recovery steam generators and one General Electric steam turbine. The plant also has the ability to generate power using fuel oil.
The facility has a long-term energy conversion agreement with Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (Shell) for the entire electrical production of the station, enough to power approximately 940,000 homes. The station converts fuel owned and supplied by Shell into electricity, which Shell markets throughout Virginia and the regional wholesale power market.
The plant provides 29 well-paying, full-time jobs and, in 2018, paid more than $6.1 million in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors. Through 2018, the Tenaska Virginia Generating Station paid more than $26.3 million in property taxes.
In 2007, POWER magazine named Tenaska Virginia one of six model natural gas-fueled generating plants worldwide, recognizing it for its excellent operations record and good corporate citizenship.
Employees at Tenaska Virginia have achieved the nation’s highest safety designation, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite, a program administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry in cooperation with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.