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Dominion Considering Dulles Airport Solar Project (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2019-10-07
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy reports it has inked a sublease with Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) -- Washington Dulles International Airport -- to begin feasibility studies for a proposed 100-MW solar energy project at the Dulles Airport.

If constructed, power from the solar project would connect to Dominion's existing transition line located on the airport's property in 2022. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Loudon Times-Mittor, 4 Oct., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Solar,  


Dominion Planning 220-Turbine Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy
Date: 2019-10-02
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy reports it will seek regulatory approval for a 2,600-MW, 220-turbine offshore wind project to be constructed in leased federal waters 27 miles off Virginia Beach.

If approved and constructed, the approximately $7.8 billion project would generate sufficient power for 650,000 homes when fully operational in 2026. according to the release. (Source: Dominion Energy, Daily Commercial News, AP, 1 Oct., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Mark Mitchell, VP Generation Construction, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  


Dominion Energy Acquires VA. Solar Projects (M&A, Ind Report)
Dominion Energy
Date: 2019-09-30
In the Old Dominion State, Richmand-based Dominion Energy, Inc. subsidiary Dominion Generation, Inc. is reporting acquisition of two solar generating projects from Savion LLC, a subsidiary of Macquarie's Green Investment Group.

The 15-MW Myrtle Solar project in the City of Suffolk is expected to come online in Q2, 2020. The 80-MW Greensville Solar facility in Greensville County is expected to come online in late 2020.

Power generated at the two sites, as well as the renewable energy credits, will go to telecommunications company T-Mobile USA, Inc., under long-term PPAs. {Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 28 Sept., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Aaron Ruby, (804) 771-3404, Aaron.F.Ruby@dominionenergy.com, Gary Courts, GM New Bus. Dev., www.DominionEnergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  


Dominion Touting 220-Turbine NJ Offshore Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy
Date: 2019-09-23
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based utility holding company Dominion Energy is touting its proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project -- the first fully permitted wind project in US federal waters. Dominion has filed an interconnection request for its 2.6-GW, 220-turbine project with PJM, the grid operator for much of the East Coast and Midwest.

Ocean survey work is slated to get underway in 2020 and a construction and operations plan will be submitted in 2022. The project would be located 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

There are now more than 26,000 MW of offshore wind capacity in various stages of development off the East Coast and in the Great Lakes, with additional potential off the East and West Coasts, according to the Click Lancashire article. (Source: Dominion Energy, Click Lancashire, 22 Sept., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Mark D. Mitchell,VP Generation Construction, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  


Align RNG Plant Construction Underway in N. Carolina (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods,
Date: 2019-08-19
Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods, Inc. report their joint venture Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project construction is underway in Duplin and Sampson counties, North Carolina. When fully operational, the plant will be the state's largest such facility and will generate sufficient power for than 3,500 homes.

Align RNG is a multi-state JV that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into RNG to power homes and businesses. The project will include as many as 19 area farms.

This is the first manure-to-energy project to begin construction under Align RNG since the joint venture was announced in late 2018. Additional projects are planned in North Carolina, Utah, and Virginia, and are projected to produce suficient energy to power 14,000 homes and businesses. (Source: Smithfield Foods, PR,Dominion Energ, 15 Aug., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Aaron Ruby, (804) 771-3404, Aaron.F.Ruby@dominionenergy.com, Gary Courts, GM New Bus. Dev., www.DominionEnergy.com; Smithfield Foods,Lisa Martin, (757) 365-1980, lvmartin@smithfield.com, www.smithfieldfoods.com; Align RNG, (833) 658-9396, www.alignrng.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Dominion Energy,  Smithfield Foods,  RNG,  Renewable Natural Gas,  


Dominion Announces Energy Storage Pilot Projects (Ind Report)
Dominion Energy Virginia
Date: 2019-08-07
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based utility holding company Dominion Energy Virginia is reporting four utility-scale battery storage pilot projects totaling 16 megawatts -- the largest projects of their kind in Virginia.

The four proposed Central Virginia-based lithium-ion projects will cost approximately $33 million to construct and will provide key information on distinct use cases for batteries on the energy grid. Pending SCC approval, the pilots would be evaluated over a five year period once operational as currently expected in December 2020. The projects include:

  • Two battery systems totaling 12 MW at the Scott Solar facility in Powhatan County that will demonstrate how batteries can store energy generated from solar panels during periods of high production and help optimize the power produced by the solar facility.

  • A 2-MW battery at a substation in Ashland will explore how batteries can improve reliability and save on equipment replacement costs by serving as an alternative to traditional grid management investments such as transformer upgrades, necessary to serve customers during times of high energy demand.

  • A 2-megawatt battery at a substation in New Kent County serving a 20-MW solar facility will show how batteries can help manage voltage and loading issues caused by reverse energy flow, to maintain grid stability.

    Dominion notes it expects to cut generating fleet CO2 emissions 80 pct by 2050 and reduce methane emissions from its gas assets 50 pct by 2030. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, Aug., 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Mark D. Mitchell, vice president – generation construction www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Battery Energy Storage,  


  • Dominion's Offshore Wind Project Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy,Orsted
    Date: 2019-07-03
    In Virginia, Richmond-based Dominion Energy reports construction is underway on its $300 million offshore wind project in federal waters, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.

    The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project's two 6 MW offshore turbines will be supplied by Orsted and will generate sufficient power for up to 3,000 homes when fully online in 2020. (Source: Dominion Energy, Virginia Business, 1 July, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Offshore Wind,  


    Dominion Offers Home Energy Efficiency Assessments (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy Ohio
    Date: 2019-05-22
    Dominion Energy Ohio reports it is providing home energy efficiency assessments to residential customers for $50, as part of its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program.

    The offered program, which is targeted to damp and drafty -- often older -- homes with wildly fluctuating temperatures, identifies high utility usage and similar issues as ways to assist and correct the unfavorable conditions. The program can also provide a rebate of up to $1,250 for completion of program recommendations. The program can also provide discounted NEST Thermostat E units, carbon monoxide detectors, showerheads, faucet aerators, and water heater pipe wrap and other energy efficient improvements and services. (Source: Dominion Energy Ohio, Energy Insider, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy Ohio, Jim Eck, VP & GM of Ohio & West Virginia Distribution, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Ohio,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Dominion Energy Supports Carbon Tax (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy,CEO Climate Dialogue
    Date: 2019-05-17
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy, which relies heavily on nuclear power and is rapidly expanding its solar portfolio, reports it is joining the CEO Climate Dialogue, a coalition of corporations and environmental groups in support of a carbon tax and other measures designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

    CEO Climate Dialogue is aiming for economy-wide carbon emission reductions of 80 pct or more by 2050, with aggressive near- and mid-term emission reductions commensurate with that goal.

    The group also "aims to build bipartisan support for climate policies that will increase regulatory and business certainty, reduce climate risk, and spur investment and innovation needed to meet science-based emissions reduction targets." BP, Shell, BG&E, DTE Energy, Exelon and other energy majors are among the group's membership. (Source: Dominion Energy, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 16 May, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Thomas F. Farrell, CEO, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com; CEO Climate Dialogue, http://business.edf.org/blog/tag/ceo-climate-dialogue

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Carbon Tax,  CEO Climate Dialogue,  


    Virginia OKs $1Bn in Energy Efficiency Programs (Ind. Report)
    Virginia State Corporation Commission,Appalachian Power
    Date: 2019-05-06
    Further to our 5th April report, meeting in Richmond, the Virginia State Corporation Commission is reported to have approved approximately $1 billion in new spending on energy efficiency programs designed to reduce energy consumption and the need to produce and distribute additional electricity in the Old Dominion State.

    The regulator approved 11 new Dominion Energy programs totaling $226 million as well as energy efficiency spending by Appalachian Power, the state's second largest electric utility. In their approval, the two companies are required to track and report the effectiveness of their programs in reducing energy consumption at a future date. (Source: Virginia State Corporation Commission, NBC29, AP, 4 May, 2019) Contact: Virginia State Corporation Commission, www.scc.virginia.gov; Appalachian Power, Don Nichols, (800)956-4237, contact@aep.com, www.appalachianpower.com; Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Virginia State Corporation Commission,  Energy Efficiency,  Appalachian Power,  Dominion Energy,  


    Dominion Energy Reports Facebook Solar Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy ,Facebook
    Date: 2019-04-24
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy is reporting six new solar projects totaling 350 MW in its Virginia and North Carolina serive area will provide 100 pct clean renewable energy to serve Facebook.

    The six solar projects include: the 20 MW Montross Solar in Westmoreland County, Va. (completed) ; 20 MW Gloucester Solar in Gloucester, Va. (completed); 80 MW Grasshopper Solar in Mecklenburg, Va.; 75 MW Chestnut Solar in Halifax County, N.C.; 75 MW Pecan Solar in Northampton County, N.C. (completed); and the 80 MW Gutenberg Solar in Northampton County, N.C. Dominion Energy developed the Montross Solar project, and the other projects have been acquired or will be acquired from EDF Renewables Inc., BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC and Strata Solar.

    The solar projects are all expected to be fully operational by mid-2020. Dominion aims to have 3 GW of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022. Facebook aims to power it global operations with 100 pct renewable energy by the end of 2020.(Source: Dominion Energy, 22 April, 2019) Contact: Dominion Energy, Keith Windle, VP Business Development, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy ,  Solar,  Facebook,  


    DVI Helps Cjoptank Coop Cut Energy Demand (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Voltage Inc.
    Date: 2019-03-11
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, is reporting the installation of a systemwide Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) implementation at the 54,000 member Choptank Electric Cooperative on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The installation resulted in a 5 pct demand reduction and lower energy costs for the cooperative in 2018. Once the system went into operation, the circuits under VVO control averaged a 3.1 percent voltage reduction, resulting in a 5 percent reduction in peak demand., according to the company release.

    Dominion Energy serves roughly 7.5 million customers and businesses in 18 states with electricity and/or natural gas. (Source: Dominion Energy, Dominion Voltage Inc., 6 Mar., 2019) Contact: Cjoptank Electric Cooperative, Mike Wheatley, President and CEO, www.choptankelectric.coop; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Dominion Voltage Inc.,  


    Align RNG Hog Manure-to-Energy JV Announced (Ind. Report)
    Smithfield Food,Dominion Energy
    Date: 2018-11-30
    In the Old Dominion State, Smithfield Foods Inc. reports it is partnering with Dominion Energy are forming Align Renewable Natural Gas (Align), a joint venture company that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into clean renewable energy for residential home heating and power for local businesses. The JV has also announced their first projects in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah.

    The companies The new joint venture will leverage Smithfield's relationships with contract hog farmers and the company's "manure-to-energy" anaerobic digestion project experience and expertise. Once collected and processed, the methane will be transported to a central conditioning facility where it will be converted into RNG. (Source: Smithfield Food Co., 27 Nov., 2018) Contact: Align RNG, www.alignrng.com; Smithfield Food, (757) 365-3000, www.smithfieldfoods.com; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Methane,  Smithfield Food,  Dominion Energy,  


    12MW Offshore Wind Demo Wins Virginia SCC Approval (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy Virginia
    Date: 2018-11-05
    In Richmond, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) reports it has approved a Dominion Energy Virginia petition to construct a $300 million, 12-MW offshore wind energy demo off the coast of Virginia Beach.

    The project, which will incorporate two wind turbines to be constructed by Dominion Energy, is expected to begin operating in December 2020. Onshore construction is slated to get underway in 2019, followed by turbine installation and operation in 2020. Dominion Energy Virginia is working on the project with Orsted. (Source: Virginia SCC, Dominion Energy Power Generation Group, Offshore Wind, 5 Nov., 2018) Contact: Dominion Energy Power Generation Group , Paul Koonce , CEO, www.dominionenergy.com: Virginia SCC, www.scc.virginia.gov; Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Dominion Energy Virginia,  Offshore Wind,  


    Dominion Energy Issues Solar, Onshore Wind RFP (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy
    Date: 2018-10-26
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy reports it is seeking bids for up to 500 MW of solar and onshore wind generation as part of a plan to develop 3,000 MW of additional solar and wind power under the state's July 1, 2018, Grid Transformation & Security Act (GTSA).

    The company has pledged to have 3,000 MW of new solar and wind energy -- sufficient power for 750,000 homes -- under development or in operation by early 2022 and, to that end, intends to issue an RfP each year until the pledge has been met.

    The present RFP is soliciting bids for energy, capacity and environmental attributes including Renewable Energy Certificates, for new solar and onshore wind facilities of 5 megawatts (ac) or more located in Virginia. The proposals can be for PPAs 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 2020, as well as the price and non-price evaluation criteria. Notices of Intent to Bid and Confidentiality Agreements are due by November 2, 2018 with final asset purchase and power purchase proposals due December 13, 2018 and March 14, 2019 respectively. (Source: Dominion Energy, reve, 24 Oct., 2018)Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert M. Blue, President & CEO, Power Delivery Group, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Wind,  


    Dominion Seeks Experimental Offshore Wind Turbine Approval (Ind. Report, New Prod & Tech)
    Dominion Energy,
    Date: 2018-08-06
    Reporting from Norfolk in the Old Dominion State, Dominion Energy Virginia reports it has submitted a proposal to the State Corporation Commission to construct two wind turbines 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, at the state's expense. Dominion is working with the Danish wind industry giant Orstad -- fka DONG Energy -- on the project.

    The experimental turbines will provide data that could pave the way for a vast wind farm at a future date.

    The project will test new designs to anchor the turbines in seabed conditions found off the Virginia coast and to withstand hurricane-force winds.

    The Commission previously rejects the project as too risky and expensive. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Bacon's Rebellion, Blog, 4 Aug., 2018)Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Renewable Energy,  Dominion Energy,  Wind Turbine,  Wind,  


    Virginia Adopts School Renewables Feed-in Tariffs (Reg & Leg)
    Dominion Energy
    Date: 2018-05-23
    In the Old Dominion State, legislation tabled by Del. Rip Sullivan (D-48th) in the 2018 session directs Dominion Energy to permit schools that generate more energy from on-site wind- or solar-powered sources to sell the power back to the utility. Currently, the excess power goes back to the electrical grid, but school systems are not reimbursed.

    Under the legislation, the funds could either be taken by a school system in cash, or applied to offset some of the cost of operating other facilities.

    The legislation, which was supported by several school systems and by Dominion Energy, passed both the Virginia House of Delegates and the state Senate unopposed. The legislation, which was signed by Gov. Northam in March, gives the state Corporation Commission until Dec. 1 to set up the guidelines for administering the the pilot program. It is slated to run for six years (Source: InsideNova, Various Media, 22 May, 2018) Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert M. Blue, President & CE, Power Delivery Group, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy ,  Feed-in Tariff,  FITs,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Rebate,  


    Dominion Energy Touts EnergyShare Program Success (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy
    Date: 2017-12-04
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy reports its EnergyShare program has ,since 2015, partnered with various Virginia human services agencies and non-profit organizations to ramp up outreach and weatherization of more than 18,800 homes statewide. Dominion Energy pledged $42 million to expand its scope to reach and help more Virginians. and has hosted more than 700 community outreach events to energy efficiency and energy management tips it claims has resulted in participants saving 7.5 percent on average. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 30 Nov., 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy, Robert M. Blue, President & CE, Power Delivery Group, www.dominionenergy.com; Dominion EnergyShare, www.dominionenergy.com/community/energy-assistance/energyshare-va

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


    VA. Regulators Approve Carbon Cap-and-Trade Plan (Reg & Leg)
    Virginia,Virginia Department of Environmental Quality,
    Date: 2017-11-20
    In Richmond, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality regulators are reporting preliminary approval of a carbon cap-and-trade program that if passed into law would cover about 33 predominantly Dominion Energy-owned and operated electric power generating plants across the Old Dominion State. When finally approved and enacted, Virginia would be the first southern state to adopt such a program.

    The plan is now subject to public comment and possible changes. The board will have to vote again on a final version. (Source: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Ledger Enquirer, 16 Nov., 2017) Contact: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, (804) 698-4000, www.deq.virginia.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Cap-and-Trade,  Carbon Tax,  


    Dominion Energy Va. Seeks 300 MW Solar, Wind Power (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy Virginia
    Date: 2017-10-18
    US utility Dominion Energy Virginia reports it has issued an RFP and is seeking bids for approximately 300 MW of solar and onshore wind generation. The company is soliciting bids for energy, capacity and environmental attributes including Renewable Energy Certificates for new solar and onshore wind facilities 10 to 150 MW (ac) in size. The facilities must be located in Virginia and be interconnected to Dominion Energy Virginia's transmission and/or distribution system.

    The RFP outlines the proposal requirements and power and asset purchase agreement terms requiring commercial operations dates in 2019 or 2020. (Source: Dominion Energy Virginia, Twitter, Photon, Others, 16 Oct., 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Wind,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


    Second US Offshore Wind Farm Development Underway (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy Virginia,DONG Energy
    Date: 2017-07-12
    Dominion Energy Virginia reports it's planned Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, the country's second offshore wind project, will the first U.S, offshore wind farm owned by an electric utility company. DONG Energy is a strategic partner in the project which is slated to begin engineering and development work immediately for completion and commissioning by the end of 2020.

    (Source: DONG Energy, Dominion Energy Virginia, PR, 11 July, 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, https://twitter.com/dominionenergy, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Offshore Wind,  DONG Energy,  


    Dominion Plans $1Bn Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Investment (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy
    Date: 2017-06-30
    In the Palmetto State, Dominion Energy reports plans to invest $1 billion or more in the construction of a pumped hydroelectric storage station at an as yet unidentified site in the coalfield region of Virginia.

    The hydroelectric storage power station is expected to cost more than $1.8 billion to build and will be comparable in scope and cost to the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in Wise County.

    Dominion Energy, which currently operates an existing pump hydroelectric storage station in Bath County, Virginia, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 26,200 MW of generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,600 miles of electric transmission lines. (Source: Dominion Energy, Southeast Energy News, Register Herald, 26 June, 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy, www.dom.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Energy Storage,  Pumped Hydro,  


    SC Utility Dominion Energy Planning Solar Farms (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy
    Date: 2017-03-22
    In the Palmetto State, the utility Dominion Energy is reporting plans to construct two solar farms in Jasper County later this year.

    Together, the projects will cover nearly 1,000 acres and generate over 80 MW of electricity to power which is sufficient to power approximately 13,000 homes. It is also roughly equivalent to all of South Carolina's solar capacity at the end of 2016.

    Chemicals manufacturer Solvay will purchase the power generated by the larger of the two projects, while the Cayce-based utility SCE&G will buy the remainder. (Source: Dominion Energy, 20 Mar., 2017) Contact: Dominion Energy, www.dom.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Dominion Energy,  

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