Dominion Energy has proposed more than a dozen new solar projects totaling nearly 800 MW of capacity in Virginia.

Dominion made the request to the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Oct. 4 which includes six projects (337 MW) that would be owned or acquired by the utility and 13 power purchase agreements (435 MW) with independently owned projects.

Construction of the projects will support more than 1,600 jobs and generate more than $570 million in economic benefits across Virginia, Dominion said. Additional details about the utility-owned projects are below:

Project Size Location
Alberta Solar 3 MW Brunswick County
Beldale Solar 57 MW Powhatan County
Blue Ridge Solar 95 MW Pittsylvania County
Bookers Mill Solar 127 MW Richmond County
Michaux Solar 50 MW Henry & Pittsylvania Counties
Peppertown Solar 5 MW Hanover County

In addition to SCC approval, the utility-owned projects require local and state permits before construction may begin. If approved, construction is expected to be complete between 2024 and 2026.

The cost of the projects is estimated to add approximately $1.54 to the average residential customer’s monthly bill. Dominion Energy Virginia’s rates are currently 16% below the national average and 32% below the East Coast average, the utility added.

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