Dominion has acquired two solar energy projects with a combined capacity of 32 MW in Tennessee. Commercial operation is slated for the fourth quarter of this year.
Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Strata Solar is developing the two 16 MW projects – Mulberry Farm and Selmer Farm. Both are expected to enter commercial operation in the fourth quarter of this year. Once the projects are operational, ongoing operations and maintenance will also be handled by Strata Solar.
All power and environmental credits from the solar farms will be purchased by the Tennessee Valley Authority under its renewable standard offer program. Interconnection to the electric grid will take place through facilities owned and operated by Pickwick Electric Cooperative of Selmer, Tenn.