Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority

The Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority (VNECA) has been established for the purposes of making the Commonwealth a national and global leader in nuclear energy and serving as an interdisciplinary study, research, and information resource for the Commonwealth on nuclear energy issues.

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Under authority created by the legislature and signed into law in 2013, the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium (VNEC) was created to represent stakeholders invested in the development of nuclear energy. These stakeholders include the state of Virginia, institutions of higher education, nuclear energy companies, suppliers, and local organizations that support the advancement of the nuclear industry.

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Nuclear Energy icon  Nuclear Energy in Virginia

Nuclear power supplies 35 - 40% of the electricity used in Virginia. Operating at more than 95% capacity, nuclear generation provides inexpensive electricity to Virginia consumers, and helps keep our energy costs low, making Virginia a competitive location for existing and new business. But that’s only the beginning of the story of nuclear energy in Virginia’s economy. A recent preliminary economic asset survey, produced by the VNECA, reveals: read more | Download the pdf

Nuclear Industry, Education and Utilities in Virginia:  Excel

Map of Virginia Nuclear Assets: Google Map


VNECA Documents:
VNECA Input to Virginia Energy Plan

VNECA 2015 Annual Report

VNECA 2014 Annual Report


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Next Authority Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th at 1:00 pm
Center for Advanced Engineering & Research
1173 Research Way, Forest, VA 24551

Materials from past meetings

Resource links

2014 Virginia Energy Plan - information and Public Input

Staff contact

Chris McDonald
Special Advisor for Energy Policy
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
(804) 692-3201