Dominion Energy Seeking Solar Generation Proposals

Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking bids for up to 500 MW of solar generation in both 2021 and 2022

Dominion Energy Solar

Dominion Energy Virginia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy which has nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states in the US, is seeking bids for up to 500 megawatts (MW) of solar generation in both 2021 and 2022 to continue moving the Commonwealth toward a clean energy future.

Dominion Energy is committed to having 3,000 MW of solar and wind in operation or under development in Virginia by 2022 – enough to power 750,000 homes. The company owns the fourth-largest solar portfolio of any United States utility and is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 across the 18 states it serves. The ambitious goals will be achieved in part by an increased reliance on solar and wind projects.

The Solar RFP is soliciting bids for energy, capacity and environmental attributes including Renewable Energy Certificates, for new solar facilities at least 5 MW (ac) in size. The facilities must be located in Virginia to be considered.

The proposals can be for power purchase agreements (PPA) and/or the purchase of development projects. The RFP outlines the proposal requirements and power and asset purchase agreement terms requiring a commercial operations date in 2021 and 2022, as well as the price and non-price evaluation criteria.

Notices of Intent to Bid and Confidentiality Agreements are due by August 15, 2019, with final asset purchase and power purchase proposals due October 3, 2019, and January 16, 2020, respectively.

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Last month, the firm had issued two additional RFPs for Community Solar and Small Scale Solar projects.

In April, we reported that in a bid to go green with solar, social networking giant Facebook and US-based Dominion Energy has partnered to add 6 new solar facilities with a total capacity of 350 MW. These 350 MW solar plants will be dedicated to Facebook, the company said in a statement.

Through this deal, both the companies aim to achieve their ambitious targets i.e. Dominion Energy aims 3 GW new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022, while Facebook aims to run completely on renewable energy by 2020.

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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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