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Dominion Energy Virginia Pursues 500 MW of Renewable Projects

LCG, August 8, 2019--Dominion Energy Virginia announced Monday that it is seeking bids for up to 500 MW of renewable capacity in both 2021 and 2022 to increase its clean energy resources. Dominion Energy stated that it is committed to having 3,000 MW of solar and wind in operation or under development in Virginia by 2022. This near-term step is part of an ultimate company commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 across the 18 states it serves.

Dominion's solar and onshore wind Request for Proposals (RFP) is soliciting bids for energy, capacity and environmental attributes including Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), for new renewable facilities to be located in Virginia with a capacity of at least 5 MW and with commercial operations date in 2021 and 2022.

Last month Dominion shared its plans to develop and install offshore wind projects, and it initiated construction on its $300 million, 12-MW Coastal Virginia wind pilot project, located 27 miles offshore of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The offshore wind project is scheduled for completion in 2020. Dominion expects the offshore lease area may accommodate over 2,000 MW of generation capacity and a total investment of $1.1 billion through 2024.

Given Dominion's interest to add variable or intermittent renewable generation resources, Dominion last Friday filed for approval with the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) four utility-scale battery storage pilot projects totaling 16 MW. The four lithium-ion projects are estimated to cost approximately $33 million to construct and, given SCC approval, are scheduled to commence operations in December 2020. The projects are expected to provide key information over five years on distinct use cases for batteries on the energy grid. Dominion is also refining its search for a potential site to install a $2 billion to $3 billion pumped storage facility in southwestern Virginia.
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