Dominion Energy Virginia has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Savion, LLC to receive 75 MW of renewable solar power from Wythe County Solar Project LLC, located in Wythe County, Vir. The PPA is subject to approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission as part of a recent Dominion Energy filing.
The project is expected to begin construction in mid-2021, with commercial operation targeted to commence by the end of 2022. The approximately $133 million solar facility brings the number of Savion-developed projects in Virginia to four, resulting in 190 MW of solar power and a total investment in excess of $285 million.
Solar generation is a vital part of Dominion Energy’s comprehensive clean energy strategy. The company is expanding renewable energy to meet the objectives outlined in the Virginia Clean Economy Act and to achieve the companywide commitment to net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions by 2050.
“The Wythe County Solar Project PPA marks the second agreement Savion has signed with Dominion Energy.” Diana Scholtes, chief commercial officer for Savion, said., “We remain focused on our Virginia solar energy development to assist Dominion Energy in reaching its clean energy goals, which serves as a leading contributor to the state’s advancing renewable energy market.”