92.5 MW of solar could be coming to 795 acres in Jefferson County, after state regulators granted a siting certificate to Wild Hill Solar LLC.
The state is under a crunch to build out 3.1 GW of storage by 2035, but bills meant to remove lengthy regulatory approvals and ease the procurement of local permits are looking to alleviate the pressure.
SB629 would allow the state’s Dominion Energy customers to buy solar power via subscription from a shared power facility owned by a third-party entity, with 30% of the program’s initial 150 MW capacity being reserved for low- or middle-income subscribers.
Pro-solar groups have developed a guide for how municipalities and counties can encourage solar projects in Southwest Virginia, and The Nature Conservancy is eyeing the value that solar can bring to one of its big landholdings.
As part of the company’s recent Integrated Resource Plan — which looks to add 16 GW of solar by 2035, Dominion has submitted to state regulators a nine-project proposal that will bring nearly 500 MW of solar to the state.
Kansas’ largest utility Evergy wants to charge PV panel users — or everyone, plus Dominion fighting community solar, Utah PSC decides to lower export rate.
The public-private partnership will put 10-12 MW of solar on commercial rooftops, multifamily housing and schools, but could face regulatory barriers to third-party ownership and net metering.
Under the utility’s latest IRP, Dominion plans to procure 16 GW of solar, 2.7 GW of storage and 5.1 GW of offshore wind in the next 15 years. Kicking off these new plans comes a request for proposals of 1 GW of solar or wind and 250 MW of energy storage.
Gov. Ralph Northam has signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which requires the state’s utilities to switch to 100% clean energy by 2050, while also adding 16 GW of solar and onshore wind, 3 GW of energy storage and the closing of all the state’s coal power plants by 2024.
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