Dominion, Shell Complete NedPower Mount Storm Wind Project

MT. STORM, W.Va., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dominion (NYSE: D) and
Shell WindEnergy Inc. (Shell) (NYSE: RDS-A, RDS-B) announced today the
completion of the NedPower Mount Storm LLC wind energy project in which they
each own a 50 percent interest. Sited along the high ridges of West Virginia,
the project is now fully operational, generating up to 264 megawatts of
electricity from a renewable energy source for the mid-Atlantic power grid.

NedPower Mount Storm, whose construction began in 2006, is located about
120 miles west of Washington, D.C. in Grant County, W.Va. The project consists
of 132 wind turbines along 12 miles of the Allegheny Front, and can generate
enough electricity to serve about 66,000 homes and businesses.

Thomas F. Farrell II, Dominion’s chairman, president and chief executive
officer, said:

“Dominion has about 1,300 megawatts of renewable generation in operation,
under construction or in development. Renewables, conservation and other forms
of generation — including clean coal and emissions-free nuclear — can and
must play increasingly important roles in providing for America’s energy

Marvin Odum, president of Shell Oil Company, said:

“The NedPower Mount Storm project provides emissions-free power from a
non-depleting source into a market serving the populous mid-Atlantic region of
the United States. The delivery of this project not only adds to the economic
activity of West Virginia but also contributes to the diversity of energy
supplies we need in order to meet the energy challenge facing the United
States. With the completion of NedPower Mount Storm, Shell is involved in wind
projects with an overall capacity of 1,100 megawatts.”

Output from the wind farm will be sold into PJM Interconnection, a
regional transmission operator and wholesale electricity market serving 51
million people in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

About Dominion:

Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of
energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation, 1.1
trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas and oil reserves, 14,000
miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,000
miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates the nation’s largest
natural gas storage facility with 975 billion cubic feet of storage capacity
and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company’s Web site at

About Shell Oil Company:

Shell Oil Company, including its consolidated companies and its share in
equity companies, is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers,
natural gas marketers, gasoline marketers and petrochemical manufacturers.
Shell, a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, is a
recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology.
Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Shell Group, a global group of energy
and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 104,000 people and
operating in more than 110 countries and territories.

About Royal Dutch Shell plc:

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its
headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York
stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 145 countries
with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production
and marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas and Gas to Liquids; manufacturing,
marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy
projects including wind and solar power. For further information, visit


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