RWE has partnered with Dominion Energy Virginia, signing eight long-term utility-scale Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for seven solar projects within the state.
With a combined capacity exceeding 300 megawatts (MW), these projects will generate over 750,000-megawatt hours of clean energy. Dominion Energy remains committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
“We’re invigorated by our ability to help Dominion move forward with a slate of projects in its home state of Virginia that reduces its carbon footprint and helps get the industry closer to achieving net zero,” said Mark Noyes, CEO of RWE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of RWE AG. “As a company, we are well-positioned to leverage our vast experience to deliver the highest quality solar energy projects, optimizing costs, while providing tailor-made solutions to our customers.”
The following utility-scale projects form part of the portfolio:
- Pleasant Hill Solar: 20 MW project located in the City of Suffolk, VA,
- Watlington Solar: 20 MW project located in Halifax County, VA,
- Wythe County Solar: 75 MW project located in Wythe County, VA
- Switchgrass Solar: 69 MW project located in Suffolk County, VA,
- 360 Solar: 52 MW project located in Chesterfield County, VA,
- Groves Solar: 15 MW project located in Westmoreland County, VA,
- Harrisonburg Solar: 15 MW project located in Rockingham County, VA
These projects are in various stages of development and will greatly contribute to Virginia’s diverse energy landscape and help it gain the maximum benefit of carbon-free electric energy which can in turn reduce the costs to customers.
Each solar project has a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in place with Dominion Energy Virginia, the state’s regulated utility serving over 2.8 million customers. RWE Clean Energy will serve as the long-term owner-operator of these solar initiatives.
RWE Clean Energy also has an 80 MW project in Water Strider Solar, in Halifax County, VA, which is governed by a PPA with Dominion Energy Virginia and was commissioned in the second quarter of 2021. Additionally, RWE Clean Energy has established eight distributed energy resource (DER) Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for 24 MW, all in partnership with Dominion Energy Virginia.
Collectively, this portfolio of projects has the impressive capacity to provide clean energy to over 70,000 homes in the Old Dominion state.