The State Corporation Commission has approved Dominion Energy Inc.’s application for the proposed $9.8 billion Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW), which calls for the construction of 176 wind turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The Richmond-based Fortune 500 utility has already erected two pilot turbines for its 2.6-gigawatt Coastal Virginia Offshore
Arlington-based Fortune 500 utility signs 10-year agreement with Google
As part of Google LLC’s ambitious “moonshot” to produce all of its energy from carbon-free sources, Arlington-based The AES Corp. announced Tuesday that it has signed a 10-year agreement to provide carbon-free power for Google’s data centers in Loudoun County. A Fortune 500 international electrical utility, AES will provide 90% of the Google data centers’
Clean Energy Virginia initiative aims for carbon-free electricity production by 2045
The governor announced Tuesday the Clean Energy Virginia initiative, a project that aims to generate 100% of Virginia’s electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045 while investing in solar and wind energy and battery storage. “Virginia has a unique opportunity to fundamentally transform the state’s electric grid in a way that powers our COVID-19 economic recovery
Dominion Energy to begin construction on offshore wind turbines this spring
Richmond-based Dominion Energy Inc. and Denmark-based Ørsted A/S announced Tuesday that major components of its $300 million Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project are being shipped to North America — which is on-schedule, despite the pandemic. Major components for the two, massive 6-megawatt Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines from Denmark and Germany are en
Legislation sets carbon-free deadlines for Dominion Energy, Appalachian Power.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that he has signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act into law, requiring state electricity providers to become 100% carbon free by 2050. The legislation sets a 2045 carbon-free deadline for Virginia power operations for Dominion Energy Inc. and a 2050 deadline for Appalachian Power. It also requires virtually all
The goal covers carbon dioxide and methane emissions emissions from electricity generation and gas infrastructure operations.
Richmond-based Dominion Energy Inc. announced Tuesday a new goal of achieving net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its electricity generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. The new benchmark significantly raises the stakes for Dominion, which announced in October 2019 plans for reaching 80% carbon reduction by 2050. The company previously committed to cut