SCC approves nine solar farms to provide power for Dominion
Richmond-based utility will own, operate three of the farms
On April 30, the Virginia State Corporation Commission approved nine major solar farms, which have the potential to generate nearly 500 megawatts and power 125,000 homes for Virginia customers of Richmond-based Fortune 500 utility Dominion Energy Inc.
“This is another major step forward in building a clean energy economy in Virginia,” said Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia. “Our customers deserve reliable and affordable energy, and they also deserve a clean environment. These projects will help us deliver on that promise.”
Six of the nine solar projects are being procured through power purchase agreements and Dominion Energy owns and will operate the remaining three projects:
- Grassfield Solar, a 20-megawatt facility in Chesapeake
- Norge Solar, a 20-megawatt facility in James City County
- Sycamore Solar, a 42-megawatt facility in Pittsylvania County