State Dels. Mark Keam, D-Fairfax, and Lee Ware, R-Powhatan, held a press conference Tuesday to announce a bipartisan legislative effort to demonopolize Virginia’s electric energy market. The Virginia Energy Reform Act — which does not yet have a bill number —would establish a competitive market for electricity retailers; require monopoly electric utilities to cease business
Spanish engineering firm Siemens Gamesa will supply the 600-foot-tall turbines.
Richmond-based Dominion Energy has selected Spanish renewable energy engineering company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. as the preferred turbine supplier for its proposed $7.8 billion offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach, Dominion announced Tuesday. Dominion announced plans in September 2019 to build a 220-turbine wind farm 27 miles off the coast of
Every year, Virginia receives $10 million from the federal government for projects to redevelop land that was home to abandoned coal mines. This fall, 18 different projects applied for funding — all seeking to become models for coalfield communities recovering from the industry’s slow collapse. The applications received by Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and
The project will generate enough energy to supply 59,000 homes with electricity.
Two five-megawatt AC solar power plants are being built in Danville and will support 125 jobs in Virginia, the city announced today. The two solar projects — Irish Road Solar and Whitmell Solar — will span 100 acres and will generate an estimated 23,886,000 kilowatt-hours annually — enough energy to supply energy to 59,000 homes
The utility awarded grants to nine Virginia organizations.
Appalachian Power awarded a total of $57,500 to nine Virginia organizations through the energy company’s Economic Development Growth Enhancement (EDGE) program, the Southern Virginia Regional Alliance (SVRA) announced Friday. SVRA was awarded $16,500 for marketing materials and videos of the southern region and regional mega-sites. “We are thankful for the support that Appalachian Power provides
The university estimates the solar panels will net $1.5 million in electricity savings per year during the next 35 years.
The companies are investing $500 billion in the methane conversion project.
Tournament will benefit veterans’ charities, including Virginia Values Veterans program
Projects will generate combined 192 megawatts of electricity.
Dominion Energy’s Innovation Expo encourages employees to pitch projects like entrepreneurs