Dominion Energy looking to expand renewables in Virginia

Dominion Energy Virginia

Dominion Energy, the leading Richmond-based renewable energy company, is actively seeking proposals from developers for new solar, wind and energy storage projects for the state; in order to meet the Virginia’s Clean Economy Act (VCEA), and also to achieve the company’s net zero by 2050 goal.

Firstly, the company has already achieved milestones in meeting the VCEA. In fact, Dominion Energy is developing the largest offshore wind project in the U.S. off the coast of Virginia.

Secondly, it also has more than 5,200 megawatts of solar power under development or already in operation in the state; when completed, the whole portfolio will produce enough electricity to power 2 million homes at peak hour.

Thirdly, the proposals that Dominion Energy is seeking include guidance for cooperation with local governments and strengthened requirements for environmental justice. In fact, developers have to prove for their projects a robust assessment on the project’s impact on the communities that would surround it.

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Dominion Energy expanding Virginia’s green economy

In particular, Dominion Energy is seeking proposals for 1,000 megawatts of solar and onshore wind; the projects could either be bought by Dominion or agreed for power purchase agreements. On the other hand, the company is soliciting bids for 100 MW of energy storage projects. They all have to be located in Virginia and larger than 3 MW each.

Moreover, the company is also seeking proposals for distributed energy resources, this is small-scale solar; as well as community solar projects. Which have to be up to 175 MW or 8 MW respectively. Such projects would enter into operations in 2023 and 2024.

In particular, for the community solar projects, this would support the company’s Community Solar Pilot. They can be 8 MW, as said above, or individual 2 MW of direct current or smaller. For more information about the proposals sought by the company, or to submit, click here.

Finally, Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia, said. “Every day we’re making more progress toward a clean energy economy in Virginia. The proposals we’re seeking today are another major step forward. They will bring more clean energy to our customers, more small-scale projects to our communities and more clean energy jobs to our economy.”

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