In its third annual clear power submitting with the Virginia State Company Fee (SCC), Dominion Energy Virginia has proposed almost two dozen new photo voltaic and power storage initiatives for Virginia prospects. If accepted, the initiatives will present greater than 800 MW of electrical energy.
The proposal consists of 10 photo voltaic and power storage initiatives, totaling almost 500 MW, which will likely be owned and operated by Dominion Power Virginia. The proposal additionally consists of energy buy agreements (PPA) with 13 photo voltaic and power storage initiatives, totaling greater than 300 MW, that are owned by unbiased builders. The PPAs had been chosen by means of a aggressive solicitation course of.
“These initiatives are one other large step in delivering clear, inexpensive and dependable power to our prospects,” says Ed Baine, president of Dominion Power Virginia. “The clear power transition is bringing jobs and financial alternative to communities throughout Virginia, and it’s lowering gas prices for our prospects. That’s a win-win for our prospects and the communities we serve.”
Building of the initiatives is projected to assist almost 4,800 clear power jobs and can generate greater than $920 million in financial advantages throughout Virginia. Further particulars in regards to the utility-owned initiatives are under:
The utility-scale photo voltaic initiatives embrace the 20 MW Bridleton Photo voltaic venture in Henrico County, acquired from Vega Renewables LLC; the 62 MW Cerulean Photo voltaic venture in Richmond County, which will likely be acquired from Strata Clear Power; the 167 MW Courthouse Photo voltaic venture in Charlotte County, acquired from NOVI Power; the 20 MW King’s Creek Photo voltaic venture in York County, acquired from KDC Photo voltaic Virginia; the 60 MW Moon Nook Photo voltaic venture in Richmond County, developed by Dominion Power Virginia; the 20 MW North Ridge Photo voltaic venture in Powhatan County, acquired from North Ridge Powhatan Photo voltaic LLC; and the 125 MW Southern Virginia Photo voltaic venture in Pittsylvania County, acquired from Strata Clear Power.
The 2 distributed photo voltaic initiatives embrace the three MW Ivy Landfill Photo voltaic venture in Albemarle County, which will likely be acquired from Neighborhood Energy Group, in addition to the three MW Racefield Photo voltaic venture in James Metropolis County, acquired from Hexagon.
The utility-scale power storage venture is the 15.7 MW Shands Storage venture, positioned in Sussex County and bought from East Level Power.
Along with SCC approval, the proposed utility-owned initiatives require native and state permits earlier than building could start. If accepted, the initiatives are anticipated to be accomplished between 2023 and 2025.
The initiatives will assist meet the necessities of the Virginia Clear Financial system Act’s (VCEA) renewable portfolio customary, which requires Dominion Power Virginia to generate 100% of its electrical energy from carbon-free sources by 2045. Moreover, two of the initiatives – Kings Creek Photo voltaic and Ivy Photo voltaic – will likely be constructed on beforehand developed land in assist of the VCEA’s requirement for at the least 200 MW of photo voltaic on brownfield websites.