Dominion Energy Seeks Projects to Increase Renewable Energy in Virginia

Dominion Energy Seeks Projects to Increase Renewable Energy in Virginia

Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking proposals from developers for new solar, onshore wind and energy storage projects. The company issues annual Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to support the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) and help the company achieve its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Dominion Energy has made substantial progress in meeting the goals of the VCEA. The company is developing the largest offshore wind project in the U.S. off the coast of Virginia and has more than 5,200 megawatts of solar under development or in operation in Virginia. Once completed, these projects will produce enough zero-carbon electricity to power nearly 2 million homes at peak output.

“Every day we’re making more progress toward a clean energy economy in Virginia,” said Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy 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.”

This year’s RFP includes additional guidance for cooperation with local governments and strengthened requirements for environmental justice. Project developers must submit a robust assessment of each project’s impact on environmental justice and, where applicable, demonstrate meaningful engagement with the communities where projects are located. The details of each RFP are as follows:

Utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects

Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking proposals for up to 1,000 megawatts of solar and onshore wind. The company may either purchase these projects or enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) with third-party developers. The company also is soliciting bids for up to 100 megawatts of energy storage projects. Projects must be greater than 3 megawatts and located in Virginia.

Notices of Intent to Bid and Confidentiality Agreements are due by May 20, 2021.

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