Energy producer Dominion Virginia Power is slated to produce multiple large-scale PV projects totaling 400MW in Virginia.
All of the plants are expected to be operational by 2020 and will generate enough energy to power 100,000 households.
Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion Resources, said: “Our commitment to solar energy is an important part of the immediate future of our state. We appreciate the governor's efforts to promote renewable energy in our Commonwealth. Technology has evolved in such a way that we see a long-term benefit for our customers and will work to lead the way in solar generation.”
Dominion — which is investing US$700 million into these projects —is actively pursuing construction sites across the state while evaluating slope and terrain factors.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe noted: “”If we are going to build a new Virginia economy, we must be leaders in the energy economy of the future. Dominion has shown a strong commitment to solar energy development, and I am proud to work with them to expand renewable generation in Virginia and diversify the Commonwealth's fuel mix.”
In January, Dominion filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to develop Virginia’s first large-scale PV project — a 20MW facility located in Fauquier County.