Dominion Energy Virginia issues RFPs for wind, solar and energy storage projects

Published on May 03, 2021 by Dave Kovaleski

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Dominion Energy Virginia has issued requests for proposals to develop new solar, onshore wind, and energy storage projects.

The projects will support the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) while helping the company achieve its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Already, the company has made great progress toward those goals, developing the largest offshore wind project in the country off the coast of Virginia. It also has more than 5,200 megawatts of solar under development or in operation in Virginia.

“Every day, we’re making more progress toward a clean energy economy in Virginia,” Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia, said. “The proposals we’re seeking today are another major step forward. They will bring more clean energy to our customers, more small-scale projects to our communities, and more clean energy jobs to our economy.”

Specifically, Dominion Energy Virginia seeks proposals for up to 1,000 megawatts of solar and onshore wind and at least 3 megawatts of energy storage located in Virginia. Also, the company is seeking proposals for up to 175 megawatts of small-scale solar projects. Of that amount, 80 megawatts would be for commercial operation in 2023 and another 95 megawatts for 2024. Finally, the company is seeking proposals for up to 8 megawatts of solar to support the company’s Community Solar Pilot.

Proposals are due by May 20, 2021.