Dominion Energy Acquires Two Solar Projects in Virginia

Dominion Energy has acquired two solar generating projects worth 95 MW from Savion LLC in Virginia.

Dominion Solar Virginia

Dominion Generation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy, has announced that it has acquired two solar generating projects worth 95 MW from Savion LLC, a subsidiary of Macquarie‘s Green Investment Group. Virginia

The facilities are expected to be operational in 2020. The power generated at the two sites, as well as the renewable energy credits, will go to telecommunications company T-Mobile USA, Inc., under long-term contracts.

The 15 MW Myrtle Solar project, located on about 120 acres in the City of Suffolk, is expected to enter service in the second quarter of 2020. The 80 MW Greensville Solar facility, occupying more than 1,000 acres near Emporia, Va., in Greensville County, is targeted to come online in late 2020.

Since the firm announced in 2018 that it will initiate a program to add 3,000 MW of solar and wind generation to the electric grid in Virginia by the end of 2022, the company has announced plans or PPA for about 675 MW of such energy – or 20 percent of its goal. Three-thousand megawatts of electric generating capacity can serve at least 750,000 customers when the facilities are producing energy.

The company has also announced a target to reduce carbon emissions from its power generating facilities 80 percent between 2005 and 2050. As of the end of 2018, Dominion Energy was already more than halfway to meeting that target.

“We are proud to partner with T-Mobile to provide clean energy for its operations across the company,” said Paul D. Koonce, executive vice president and president and chief executive officer of Dominion Energy’s Power Generation Group. “Cleaner energy on the grid benefits everyone, and we’re looking to find similar customer solutions in the states where we do business.”

Recently, we had reported that the Virginia-based power and energy company is proposing the largest offshore wind development in the US to provide more renewable energy to its customers in the Commonwealth and provide a boost to the offshore wind industry on the East Coast.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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