Dominion Energy proposes 800 MW solar and storage projects in Virginia

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Dominion Energy Virginia — in its clean energy filing with Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) – has proposed nearly two dozen solar and energy storage projects.

The projects will provide more than 800 megawatts (MW) of carbon-free electricity, enough to power more than 200,000 homes in Virginia.

The proposal includes 10 solar and energy storage projects, totaling 500 MW – owned by Dominion Energy Virginia.

Dominion Energy Virginia said the proposal also includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) with 13 solar and energy storage projects, totaling more than 300 MW — owned by independent developers. Dominion Energy finalized the PPAs through a competitive solicitation process.

“The clean energy transition is bringing jobs and economic opportunity to communities across Virginia, and it’s reducing fuel costs for our customers,” said Ed Baine, President of Dominion Energy Virginia.

Dominion Energy will start the construction of the projects supporting nearly 4,800 clean energy jobs and will generate more than $920 million in economic benefits across Virginia.

The projects are expected to be completed between 2023 and 2025, and will add $0.38 to the average residential customer’s monthly bill. Dominion Energy Virginia’s rates remain below the national, mid-Atlantic and east coast averages.

Dominion Energy Virginia will generate 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045, as per the requirements of the Virginia Clean Economy Act’s (VCEA) renewable portfolio standard.

Dominion Energy Virginia will build two of the projects – Kings Creek Solar and Ivy Solar – on previously developed land in support of the VCEA’s requirement for at least 200 MW of solar on brownfield sites.