Dominion Energy Seeking Solar Generation Proposals

- Company issues 'Request for Proposals' for solar generation in Virginia
- Committed to developing 3,000 megawatts of new renewable energy by 2022

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking bids for up to 500 megawatts of solar generation in both 2021 and 2022 to continue moving the Commonwealth toward a clean energy future.

Dominion Energy is committed to having 3,000 megawatts of solar and wind in operation or under development in Virginia by 2022 – enough to power 750,000 homes. The company owns the fourth-largest solar portfolio of any United States utility and is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 across the 18 states it serves. The ambitious goals will be achieved in part by an increased reliance on solar and wind projects.

The Solar RFP is soliciting bids for energy, capacity and environmental attributes including Renewable Energy Certificates, for new solar facilities at least 5 megawatts (ac) in size. The facilities must be located in Virginia to be considered.

The proposals can be for power purchase agreements and/or the purchase of development projects. The RFP outlines the proposal requirements and power and asset purchase agreement terms requiring a commercial operations date in 2021 and 2022, as well as the price and non-price evaluation criteria.

Notices of Intent to Bid and Confidentiality Agreements are due by Aug. 15, 2019 with final asset purchase and power purchase proposals due Oct. 3, 2019 and Jan. 16, 2020, respectively.

Bidders seeking more information on the competitive bidding process and the RFP submittal documents should visit: www.dominionenergy.com/2019solarwindrfp

Customers and developers interested in learning more about the company's solar expansion plans may contact us via email: 2019SolarWindRFP@dominionenergy.com.

Last month, Dominion Energy issued two additional RFPs for Community Solar and Small Scale Solar projects. Developers seeking more information on those efforts should visit: www.dominionenergy.com/small-scale-solar-rfp.

About Dominion Energy

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company expects to cut generating fleet carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent by 2050 and reduce methane emissions from its gas assets 50 percent by 2030.

 

 

For further information: Media Contacts: Samantha Moore, samantha.q.moore@dominionenergy.com, 804-771-6115