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:
|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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