Dominion Energy proposes new solar projects exceeding 1,000 MW
Post date: 17/09/2021 - 12:46
US Utility Dominion Energy, Inc has proposed the largest group yet of new solar and energy storage projects in Virginia. The proposal includes 11 utility-scale solar projects (between 18 and 150 MW), two small-scale distributed solar projects (1.6 and 2 MW), one combined solar and storage project, and one stand-alone energy storage project, which will be owned and operated by Dominion Energy Virginia. The proposal also includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) from 32 solar and energy storage projects operated by third-party providers, which were selected through a competitive solicitation process. Once in operation, the projects have a combined installed capacity of more than 1,000 MW.
Construction of the 15 utility-owned solar and energy storage projects is expected to generate more than $880 million in economic benefits across Virginia and will support nearly 4,200 clean energy jobs. The distributed solar projects and the stand-alone energy storage project are expected to be completed in 2022, with the remaining projects planned for completion in 2023.