The largest number of innovative solar projects for Dominion Energy Virginia customers was authorized by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) on Friday. The nine latest solar infrastructures will have a combined capacity of nearly 500 megawatts, enough to power 125,000 houses and apartments with sustainable power at full capacity.
These initiatives are a significant step forward into accomplishing the Virginia Clean Economy Act’s (VCEA) objectives and Dominion Energy’s net-zero-emissions objective. The VCEA contributes to the development of enough solar, wind, and power storage to provide clean, renewable electricity to more than 5 million households.
This is yet another significant step forward towards Virginia’s transition to a clean energy future, stated Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia. He further remarked that their clients deserve energy that is both affordable and reliable, as well as a healthy environment. These projects will assist them in fulfilling that commitment.
By 2035, the VCEA expects 16,100 megawatts of solar or onshore wind power to be suggested to the SCC or operational. Approximately one-third of the energy must be obtained through power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Six of the nine new solar projects are Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) which were chosen through a challenging solicitation process. The other three projects that promote approximately 750 jobs and increase more than $100 million in financial advantages in Virginia are owned and operated by Dominion Energy.
Dominion Energy will file its yearly application with the SCC this fall, demanding permission to build or acquire many solar, wind, and energy storage projects. To promote these filings, the corporation will issue Requests for Proposals to developers.
About Dominion Energy
Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), based in Richmond, VA, serves more than 7 million clients in 16 states with gas and electricity. The company is dedicated to providing energy that is sustainable, dependable, affordable, and safe to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050.
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