Dominion Energy's solar fleet is ranked the sixth largest among owners of U.S. electric utilities, and according to the
"It's not just about Dominion Energy meeting its clean energy goals, it's also about helping our customers achieve theirs," said
The company's ever-expanding solar portfolio has provided an economic boost to the counties where the solar facilities are located. During construction, Dominion-developed projects have created 4,300 jobs in
Dominion Energy's long-term energy forecast calls for another 5,200 MW of new solar generation in the next 25 years, enough to power 1.3 million homes at peak output.
Here is how it's being accomplished:
- There are 27 solar generating facilities on 4,683 acres, which equates to about 444 MW of solar capacity either in operation or under development in the Commonwealth.
- The construction of another 300 MW of solar is planned to support
Facebook'seighth data center in the U.S., to be located in Henrico County.
- As part of its Solar Partnership Program, company-owned rooftop or ground-mounted solar arrays are installed on leased commercial properties, such as
Philip Morris, Capital One, Prologis, Canon, Merck and various educational institutions.
- Large-scale solar facilities up to 100 MW in size are sprinkled across the state and are done in partnership with the Commonwealth of
Virginia, the U.S. Navy, University of Virginia, Microsoftand Amazon.
- Residential customers are participating in a private solar program that allows them to offset their energy usage with their own rooftop solar generating system.
- There are 13 projects totaling 353 MW that Dominion Energy has brought or is bringing online in
North Carolinaby 2019. Additionally, there are 82 projects owned by third-party developers that are operating or being developed totaling 550 MW.
"More and more companies have set their own goals for renewable energy and we will back them," Koonce said. "Our programs are intended to meet their needs and help strengthen
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The company is currently engaged in plans for a power grid modernization initiative. A smart energy grid will enable the company to seamlessly connect with cleaner energy resources, including private solar and other local generation sources.
Nationally, Dominion Energy has nearly 2,700 megawatts of solar generating capacity in operation or under development in nine states, including offtake agreements for the company's utility customers.
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