Glen Allen, Va. – Clover Power Station in Halifax County, Va. has been recognized as the best mid-sized power station in the country by Navigant, a global company that specializes in management consulting in several fields, including the energy sector. This award was presented in a ceremony at the power station earlier this month and honors the two-unit, 865-megawatt coal-fired power station for demonstrating excellence in cost and operational management over a five-year period, from 2007 to 2011.
Clover, which is jointly owned by Dominion Virginia Power and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, earned the first-place award for power stations with units between 201 and 500 megawatts. The award was based on detailed analysis of five factors dealing with cost, performance and safety data from Navigant’s proprietary Generation Knowledge Service database.
Clover did especially well in the safety and availability categories, finishing second and fourth, respectively, out of the more than 50 similar-sized units in its category.
“This is truly a tribute to every employee at the station and their hard work and attention to detail,” said Cristie Neller of Dominion Virginia Power, who serves as director for Clover Power Station. “The nice thing about this award is that while it highlights areas of excellence, it also shows where you rank against peers and where you can improve. We are thrilled by this honor but not content. We know we can do even better.”
About ODEC: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) is a generation-and-transmission cooperative that provides wholesale power to 11 member electric distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. ODEC and its member systems are not-for-profit electric cooperatives that are owned by the consumer-members they serve.
In addition to its 50 percent share of Clover Power Station, ODEC owns 11.6 percent of the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant in Louisa County, Va. ODEC also owns and operates generation facilities in Louisa and Fauquier counties, Va. and 50 percent of a generation facility in Cecil County, Md.
View official press release: Clover Power Station Receives Award for Excellence in Operational Management