The coal-fired Chesapeake Units 1-4, owned by Virginia Electric and Power, were officially deactivated on Dec. 23, said a PJM Interconnection list of deactivations updated to Dec. 23.
Chesapeake Unit and 2 are each 111 MW in size, while Unit 3 is 147 MW and Unit 4 is 207 MW. Virginia Electric and its parent, Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), have been saying for some time that these units would be retired, with new gas-fired capacity in construction that will replace them.
These are not the only units on Virginia Electric’s holiday hit list. A PJM list of pending deactivations updated to Dec. 22 shows that the utility’s coal-fired Yorktown Unit 1 (159 MW) and Yorktown Unit 2 (165 MW) are both still slated for deactivation as of Dec. 31 of this year.