* First Dominion wind facility in growing renewable portfolio
* Generating wind energy for customers in mid-Atlantic
* Largest wind operation in Shell’s wind portfolio
MT. STORM, W.Va. – Dominion (NYSE: D) and Shell WindEnergy Inc.
(Shell) (NYSE: RDS-A, RDS-B) announced today the completion of the
NedPower Mount Storm LLC wind energy project in which they each own a
50 percent interest. Sited along the high ridges of West Virginia, the
project is now fully operational, generating up to 264 megawatts of
electricity from a renewable energy source for the mid-Atlantic power
NedPower Mount Storm, whose construction began in 2006, is located
about 120 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Grant County, W.Va.
The project consists of 132 wind turbines along 12 miles of the
Allegheny Front, and can generate enough electricity to serve about
66,000 homes and businesses.
Thomas F. Farrell II, Dominion’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, said:
“Dominion has about 1,300 megawatts of renewable generation in
operation, under construction or in development. Renewables,
conservation and other forms of generation – including clean coal and
emissions-free nuclear – can and must play increasingly important roles
in providing for America’s energy needs.”
Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Company, said:
“The NedPower Mount Storm project provides emissions-free power from
a non-depleting source into a market serving the populous mid-Atlantic
region of the United States. The delivery of this project not only adds
to the economic activity of West Virginia but also contributes to the
diversity of energy supplies we need in order to meet the energy
challenge facing the United States. With the completion of NedPower
Mount Storm, Shell is involved in wind projects with an overall
capacity of 1,100 megawatts.”
Output from the wind farm will be sold into PJM Interconnection, a
regional transmission operator and wholesale electricity market serving
51 million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters
of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of
generation, 1.1 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas
and oil reserves, 14,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering
and storage pipeline and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines.
Dominion operates the nation’s largest natural gas storage facility
with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail
energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion,
visit the company’s Web site at http://www.dom.com.
About Shell Oil Company:
Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its
share in equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural
gas producers, natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and
petrochemical manufacturers. Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in
the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a recognized pioneer in oil and gas
exploration and production technology. Shell Oil Company is an
affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy and
petrochemical companies, employing approximately 104,000 people and
operating in more than 110 countries and territories.
About Royal Dutch Shell plc:
Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its
headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and
New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than
145 countries with businesses including oil and gas exploration and
production; production and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas
to Liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and
chemicals and renewable energy projects including wind and solar power.
For further information, visit http://www.shell.com.