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Dominion Energy proposes its largest expansion of solar and energy storage

Dominion Energy has informed Virginia regulators of its plan to add 11 utility-scale solar projects, two small-scale distributed solar projects, one solar+storage project, and one stand-alone energy storage project.

Dominion Energy, the utility committed to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions by 2050, has announced its largest proposed expansion of solar and energy storage projects.

Dominion Energy submitted the plan to the Virginia State Corporation Commission, which includes 11 utility-scale solar projects, two small-scale distributed solar projects, one solar+storage project, and one stand-alone energy storage project. In combination with power purchase agreements from 32 third-party solar and energy storage projects, the proposal will provide 1,000 megawatts of clean electricity, enough to power 250,000 homes.

“Every day, the clean energy economy is becoming more of a reality in Virginia,” said Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia. “This is the largest expansion of solar and energy storage in Virginia history and a major leap forward in delivering clean energy to our customers. As we expand renewables across Virginia, we remain laser-focused on keeping our service affordable and reliable. These projects live up to that promise.”

The distributed solar projects and stand-alone energy storage project are expected to be completed in 2022, while the remaining projects should be completed the following year.

Virginia-based East Point Energy sold the 20 MW/80 MWh Dry Bridge Energy Storage project to Dominion Energy, which is expected to become the largest battery energy storage project in the Commonwealth of Virginia when it becomes operational.

The projects are in line with the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, which requires 100% electricity sales to come from clean sources by 2045.

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