In its annual Request for Proposals (RFP), Dominion Energy is seeking proposals for the acquisition of new solar, onshore wind and energy storage development projects in Virginia. A separate RFP seeking proposals for Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) will be issued on October 1.

Acquisition of the projects will support the company’s most recent Integrated Resource Plan. The projects are also meant to help the company achieve the requirements of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) and its commitment to Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Proposals will be accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. The company is interested in proposals for five categories of development assets:

In the solar category, one new aspect of this year’s RFP is that Dominion Energy is seeking proposals within its service territory for non-residential rooftop solar development or mechanically complete projects, specifically on commercial, industrial and government-owned structures. The company is particularly seeking rooftop solar projects, less than 3 MW, in Virginia’s urban centers to reduce the load on the electric grid.

For other solar proposals, the company is seeking both utility-scale projects that are greater than 3 MW, as well as distributed projects that are 3 MW or less. The company will only consider facilities located in Virginia. For distributed projects that are 3 MW or less, the facilities must be located within Dominion’s service territory where there are location grid benefits to DEV customers.

As in last year’s RFP, proposals for mechanically complete projects that are 5 MW or less will be accepted. The company is also encouraging the submission of solar and onshore wind projects on previously developed sites, such as former landfills or industrial uses.

All participating bidders must register by submitting an Intent to Bid Form and an executed Confidentiality Agreement (CA). The Intent to Bid Form, CA and other additional information on Dominion Energy Virginia this RFP can also be found on the company’s website.

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