Dominion Transmission

Ask David Mordan, director of natural gas operations at Dominion Transmission about the company, and he’ll tell you where it all began and where it’s heading. In 1913 in Hastings, Ohio, Dominion was the first company to have an oil absorption processing plant in the United States. Today, Dominion is the nation’s leading energy supplier.

Marcellus shale, which runs through Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Ohio, is one of the driving forces for Dominion’s growth and expansion. As part of the 2012 Sustainable Energy Forum held at Youngstown State University on June 4 and 5, Mordan spoke to a crowd of over 200 about the Dominion’s gas processing facilities, specifically the development of the Hasting’s location the new $500 million plant being built in Natrium, West Virginia.

Texas based Chicago Bridge and Iron was hired to build the plant, which is expected to be completed by December 2012. This isn’t the first time Dominion has made such large investments. In 2002, the Hastings location saw a $90 million renovation to modernize and expand, Mordan said.

Fourth Annual Sustainable Energy Forum

Here in the United States, as well as internationally, sustainable energy is an area that has gained massive attention in more recent years. On June 4th and 5th, the fourth annual Sustainable Energy Forum held in Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University, served as an opportunity for businesses, students, and the community alike to learn more about ideas and innovations in this growing field. Attendees heard from a variety of guest speakers, such as representatives from Delphi, Dominion Transmission, General Motors, and Global Green USA. Marc Gerken, president of American Municipal Power (AMP) in Columbus, Ohio, delivered the keynote address to the crowd of over 200. Mr. Gerken, and the entire forum as a whole, had one ongoing theme: moving forward. With sustainability being a world -wide concern, new technologies are emerging. These efforts are what will change the future.