Virginia’s first utility-scale battery storage project comes online

Dominion Virginia’s first utility scale battery storage project, and its largest in operation, is the 12 MW pilot project at Scott Solar in Powhatan County. (Courtesy: Dominion Virginia)

Virginia’s first utility-scale project for battery storage is now online

Dominion Virginia’s Scott Solar facility located in Powhatan County recently powered the 12 MW lithium-ion storage pilot project.

Dominion Virginia now holds three battery storage pilot programs in its portfolio.

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A 2 MW battery storage facility was also installed at Scott Solar’s New Kent County location in February. Another 2 MW battery located in Hanover County will be operational in the latter part of the year.

In 2020, the portfolio of 16 MW/56MWh was approved by Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Dominion said that the projects will help it better understand how to operate and deploy battery storage projects to support renewable energy projects, such as solar and wind.

These projects are combined at a cost totaling $33 million to construct.