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Dominion Energy’s solar fleet grows to 1,350 megawatts

Staff Report //January 15, 2018//

Dominion Energy’s solar fleet grows to 1,350 megawatts

Staff Report //January 15, 2018//

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Dominion Energy’s solar fleet has grown to 1,350 megawatts in service, under construction or in development — a total that ranks sixth-largest among U.S. electric utilities.

The megawatt total, ranked by the Solar Energy Industries Association, is concentrated in Virginia and North Carolina. It is enough to power nearly 340,000 homes during peak sunshine, Dominion said in a news release.

The company said counties where solar facilities are located have seen 4,300 jobs created. Once operational, the solar projects are expected to generate more than $39 million annually in local economic impact.

“It’s not just about Dominion Energy meeting its clean energy goals; it’s also about helping our customers achieve theirs,” said Paul Koonce, president and CEO of Dominion Energy’s power generation group. “We have a responsibility to offer the right programs, resources and solutions so our customers can make smart decisions about their energy future, and the key is we’re doing it together.”

Dominion plans to facilitate an additional 5,200 MW of new solar generation in the next 25 years.

The Richmond, Va.-based company has proposed an acquisition of Cayce-based SCANA in a deal worth $14.6 billion. The merger, expected to close by the third quarter of 2018, is subject to regulatory approval.

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