North Anna, Dominion Virginia Power’s second nuclear station, generates 1,786 megawatts from its two units. This nuclear facility provides much of the electricity for Central Virginia, and began operation in June 1978. In December of 1980 a second unit began operation. <p> The facility was named after the North Anna River, which is the river that was dammed to form the huge lake used to provide cooling water for the station. Lake Anna, a 17-mile long, 13,000 acre lake, has become a popular outdoor recreational facility. The lake's 200 miles of shoreline are dotted with cabins, marinas, campgrounds and a large state park. The state park has wonderful fishing, boating and hiking trails as well as a visitors center and other recreational activities. <p> Dominion has established information centers to offer an in-depth look at nuclear generation and electricity production. One of these centers is located at the North Anna Power Station. Many fascinating displays provide a clear and rich understanding of all aspects of nuclear power. Parking for over one hundred vehicles is available along with a picnic area to relax in. Cameras are welcome. Visitors should expect to need 1 1/2 to 2 hours for a visit. <p> The center is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). The center welcomes visitors including individuals having special needs. To assist Dominion in accommodating any special requirements, they ask that you contact them in advance of your visit. To arrange a visit or for other information, call (540) 894-2029 or (540) 894-2028.
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