Dominion announces two large-scale solar PV projects in South Carolina

17 MW Solar PV reference plant by Dominion
17 MW Solar PV reference plant by Dominion

Dominion (Richmond, Va., U.S.) on March 20, 2017 announced that it plans to construct, own and operate 81 megawatts of solar generating capacity in Jasper County, S.C.

Two projects – a 71.4-megawatt facility that would be South Carolina's largest and a 10-megawatt array – are expected to enter service in 2017.

"Dominion is excited to work with a number of partners – including Solvay and South Carolina Gas & Electric – not only to bring additional non-carbon-emitting solar generation to the power grid but also to add to our South Carolina energy infrastructure portfolio," said Thomas F. Farrell II, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dominion. "We are proud of the work we are doing in South Carolina to help people, electric and gas distribution companies and industry access clean energy."

Solvay facility to occupy nearly 900 acres

Dominion's Solvay Solar Energy-Jasper County, S.C., facility, located near Ridgeland, S.C., will occupy nearly 900 acres. South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the electricity produced at the facility. Solvay – an international chemicals and advanced materials company – will purchase all of the associated renewable energy credits (RECs) for 15 years.


Ridgeland project to be built on about 80 acres

SCE&G has also signed a PPA on Dominion's 10-megawatt Ridgeland Solar project, on about 80 acres in Ridgeland, S.C., and will retain the RECs.

Dominion acquired the two developments from developer Adger Solar in November 2016. Mortenson, a renewable energy company headquartered in Minneapolis, will serve as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor on the projects. Approximately 200 jobs are expected to be created during construction in 2017.


2017-03-21 | Courtesy: Dominion | © Heindl Server GmbH

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