Dominion Opens RFPs for 1,200 MW of Virginia Solar, Wind Development Projects

Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV), is requesting proposals to acquire up to 1,200 MW in new solar and offshore wind development assets. Additionally, approximately 125 MW energy storage. On September 1, 2022, a separate RFP will be issued seeking proposals for power purchase arrangements (PPA).

Acquisition of the projects will support the company’s projected customer load as outlined in the company’s 2021 update to the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan. The projects will also help the company achieve the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) and the company’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The company will accept acquisition proposals throughout the year, in a different way than past annual RFPs. The new process will provide greater flexibility and transparency for the development community and maximize the company’s ability to procure the best clean energy resources for its customers.

The company is interested to hear proposals for five categories: photovoltaic (PV), PV solar nameplate power, PV solar generation paired together with energy storage capacity capacity, onshore and offshore wind nameplate capacities, onshore wind paired along with energy storage capacity nameplate capacity and stand-alone storage nameplate potential.

The company is interested in solar proposals. This includes utility-scale projects of greater than 3MW as well as distributed projects of 3 MW or less. The company will only accept proposals from facilities located in Virginia. Specifically, for distributed projects that are 3 MW or less, the facilities must be located within DEV’s service territory where there are location grid benefits to DEV customers.

You can find more information on how to register for the RFP here.