Dominion Energy is buying a second utility-scale battery project from energy storage developer East Point Energy.

At 15.7 MW/62.8 MWh, the Shands energy storage project would be one of the largest standalone storage projects in Virginia when it becomes operational in 2023.

In September 2021, Dominion Energy announced it was acquiring the 20 MW/80 MWh Dry Bridge energy storage project from East Point. That project is expected to come online by the end of 2022. Both Shands and Dry Bridge are part of a 2020 RFP issued by the utility.

The Shands project was also among the nearly two dozen solar and energy storage projects proposed by Dominion Energy in recent filings with Virginia regulators.

If approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), the projects will provide more than 800 MW of electricity.

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