In a related move, the utility bought a 20 MW/80 MWh energy storage facility that is expected to enter service in 2022.
The utility has proposed 15 new Dominion-owned and 32 new PPA projects, in pursuit of achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045.
The Nature Conservancy and Dominion Energy Virginia are teaming up to turn roughly 1,200 acres into a solar installation, the second such effort announced by environmental group.
Strata Solar’s 150 MW Maroon Solar Facility is the latest project to be shot down in Virginia, as residents voiced concerns over the project’s effect on the local landscape.
The agreement will result in the construction of around 500 MW of renewable energy and storage projects to ensure that Google data centers will be 90% carbon-free when measured on an hourly basis.
The nine-project group was approved by state regulators and will be a critical part of the 16 GW of renewable energy Virginia plans to add by 2035.
The bill allows residential and commercial and industrial customers to buy electricity from a leased solar system located on their property.
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.
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