Dominion seeks bids for 10 MW of community solar in Virginia

Solar panels in Virginia. Source: Dominion Energy.

Sep 12 (Renewables Now) - Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) said on Monday it is awaiting proposals for 10 MW of solar power generation capacity in Virginia.

Through Dominion Energy Virginia, the US utility has issued a request for proposals (RfP) seeking third-party bids for capacity and renewable energy attributes from photovoltaic (PV) plants of up to 2 MW in direct current (DC), or up to 2 MW carve-outs from larger installations located within its transmission network or interconnected to it.

The RfP is part of Dominion Energy Virginia’s community solar pilot programme for buying solar power from plants throughout the utility’s Virginia service area. A plan for the initiative will be submitted to the Virginia State Corporation Commission by early 2018, Dominion said.

Last week, Dominion Energy said that its residential and business clients in Virginia will be able to use solar power without installing PV systems under a new programme for purchasing electricity. The initiative is part of a five-year plan for the company to invest USD 15 billion (EUR 12.5bn) or more in order to improve its power grid and lower outages.

Dominion Energy currently has 444 MW of solar capacity in operation or under construction in Virginia and aims to add at least 5,200 MW of new PV capacity by 2042.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.835)

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