The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved nearly two dozen new solar and energy storage projects to help meet the growing needs of Dominion Energy Virginia customers.
When operational, the projects will generate more than 800 MW of electricity, enough to power approximately 200,000 Virginia homes at peak capacity.
“This is another big step forward in delivering reliable, affordable and cleaner energy to our customers,” said Dominion Energy Virginia President Ed Baine. “These projects bring jobs and economic opportunities to our communities, and they bring fuel savings to our customers. This is a win-win for Virginia.
The SCC approval includes nine solar projects and one energy storage project – totaling nearly 500 MW – that will be owned and operated by Dominion Energy Virginia. Two of the projects – Kings Creek Solar and Ivy Landfill Solar – will be built on previously developed land. Ivy Landfill Solar is the company’s first solar energy project developed for a former landfill.
The SCC also approved power purchase agreements with 13 solar and energy storage projects owned by independent developers, totaling more than 300 MW.
Construction of the projects is projected to support thousands of jobs and more than $920 million in economic benefits to Virginia.
More information about projects owned by the electricity company:
- Bridleton Solar, 20 MW, Henrico County
- Cerulean Solar, 62 MW, Richmond County
- Courthouse Solar, 167 MW, Charlotte County
- Ivy Landfill Solar, 3 MW, Albemarle County
- King’s Creek Solar, 20 MW, York County
- Moon Corner Solar, 60 MW, Richmond County
- North Ridge Solar, 20 MW, Powhatan County
- Racefield Solar, 3 MW, James City County
- Shands Storage, 15.7 MW, Sussex County
- Southern Virginia Solar, 125 MW, Pittsylvania County