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Clover Power Station named best in class

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SoVaNow.com / January 11, 2013
Clover Power Station 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.

The award presented at a ceremony at the power station in Halifax County honors the two-unit, 865-megawatt power station for having demonstrated excellence in cost and operational management over a five-year period from 2007 to 2011. Clover, which is jointly owned by Dominion and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, earned the first place award for power stations with units between 201 megawatts and 500 megawatts.

Navigant also named Dominion’s Mecklenburg Power Station as the runner up among power stations that have units smaller than 200 megawatts. The power station, located in Clarksville, has two 69-megawatt coal-powered units.

The awards were based on detailed analysis of five factors dealing with cost, performance and safety data from Navigant’s proprietary Generation Knowledge Service database.

“Both power stations have had excellent results over the past five years and we are proud to have their accomplishments recognized,” said Doug Holley, vice president-Fossil & Hydro System Operations.

Clover did extremely 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, director-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.”

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