Possum Point Power Station
Possum Point Power Station is a power plant owned by Dominion Virginia Power (A division of Dominion Resources). The plant supplies some of the electricity for the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C. It burns natural gas and oil, however it used to burn coal, and was converted in 2003. Unit 6, a combined cycle unit, was also installed in 2003.
|3||Natural Gas||Converted From Coal 2003|
|4||Natural Gas||Converted From Coal 2003|
|5||Oil||Uses #6 Low Sulfur Oil|
|6||Oil and Natural Gas||Combined Cycle unit, New in 2003|
Civil War History
Possum Nose was the site of one of many forts that were built along the Potomac River during the Civil War. It was named Cockpit Point Battery. "The Confederates effectively closed the Potomac to imports into Washington, D.C."  It lies halfway between Freestone Point Battery in Leesylvania State Park and Quantico, Virginia.