Virginia’s largest-ever group of solar projects gets the green light


Regulators in Virginia have given the development green light to the largest group of new solar projects in state history, all to be constructed for Dominion Energy Virginia.

The nine new solar facilities will total nearly 500 MW in capacity, marking significant progress towards the benchmark of having 16,100 MW of new solar or onshore wind proposed to regulators or in operation by 2035. This goal was established in the Virginia Clean Economy Act.

Six of the nine new solar projects are power purchase agreements (PPAs) selected following a competitive solicitation. Dominion Energy owns and will operate the other three projects, which will create approximately 750 jobs and provide more than $100 million in economic benefits in the state:

  • Grassfield Solar: 20 MW in the City of Chesapeake
  • Norge Solar: 20 MW in James City County
  • Sycamore Solar: 42 MW in Pittsylvania County.

This fall, Dominion will submit its annual filing to the state regulators requesting approval to build or buy another large group of solar, wind, and energy storage projects. The company will issue Requests for Proposals from developers to support those planned filings.

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