Dominion to build 81 MW of solar plants in S Carolina

March 21 (Renewables Now) - US energy producer Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE:D) said on Monday that it plans to build and operate 81 MW of solar power plants in South Carolina’s Jasper County.

Dominion will construct, own and operate a 71.4-MW plant near Ridgeland that would sell its generated electricity to South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and its renewable energy credits (RECs) to the local unit of Belgian chemicals group Solvay SA (EBR:SOLB).

At the same time, Dominion will build a 10-MW facility also near Ridgeland. The smaller plant will also sell its output to SCE&G, but will retain the associated RECs.

Dominion bought both projects from developer Adger Solar in November 2016. It expects to complete them later this year. The company has contracted Mortenson for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work.

"This new USD 100 million [EUR 92.6m] investment will make a big difference in the Lowcountry community, and we congratulate Jasper County on this great announcement," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.926)

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