Dominion Energy South Carolina Celebrates National Solar Appreciation Day, Highlights Solar Growth in Palmetto State

- Over 1,000 megawatts of solar on company’s system in South Carolina
- Dominion Energy South Carolina ranks second for solar in the Southeast

CAYCE, S.C. (March 12, 2021) – Dominion Energy South Carolina is celebrating National Solar Appreciation Day by highlighting the continued growth of solar generation in the state and the company’s generation portfolio.

In August 2020, the company announced four new solar projects: Denmark Solar (Bamberg County), Blackville Solar (Barnwell County), Yemassee Solar (Hampton County) and Trask East Solar (Beaufort County). All have long-term power purchase agreements (PPA) with Dominion Energy South Carolina and are connected to the company’s system with a combined generating capacity of over 35 megawatts.

In addition to the 40 utility-scale solar projects currently connected to Dominion Energy South Carolina’s system, a 75-megawatt project is expected to enter service in 2022 in Saluda County.

“We know renewables, specifically solar, are important as we continue working toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050,” said Danny Kassis, general manager of strategic partnerships and renewables for Dominion Energy South Carolina. “We are continuing to add solar generation to our system and making it an integral part of our clean energy future.”

Dominion Energy has consistently been recognized for its solar generation:

  • Dominion Energy’s solar portfolio was recently ranked third by S&P Global Market Intelligence among utility holding companies in the U.S. With a goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050, Dominion Energy is committed to removing the same amount of carbon and methane emissions from the atmosphere as the company puts into it. This means shifting away from fuel sources such as coal and investing heavily in low- and no-carbon energy such as natural gas, nuclear, and solar.
  • Among the 13 largest utilities in the Southeast, Dominion Energy South Carolina ranks second – with 807 solar watts per customer, which is 2.5 times the average for the region.
  • The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has recognized Dominion Energy South Carolina as a top-performing utility for installed solar for the past three years.

Dominion Energy has over 1,000 megawatts of solar capacity on its system in South Carolina. This includes 882 megawatts of utility-scale solar, 116 megawatts of customer-sited solar and 16 megawatts of community solar projects. The company’s total solar generation, both in operation and development, will provide approximately 20% of customers’ electricity at peak usage. In times of lower usage, solar will provide close to 40% of customers’ power.

All megawatt rating numbers listed are alternating current (AC).

About Dominion Energy
More than 7 million customers in 16 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 to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit to learn more.

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