Six new solar projects in Dominion Energy’s service area in Virginia and North Carolina will serve Facebook.
The partnership will support Dominion Energy’s goal of having 3 GW of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development by 2022, as well as Facebook’s goal of supporting its global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020.
The projects (totaling 350 MW) are as follows:
- 20 MW Montross Solar in Westmoreland County, Va. (completed)
- 20 MW Gloucester Solar in Gloucester, Va. (completed)
- 80 MW Grasshopper Solar in Mecklenburg, Va.
- 75 MW Chestnut Solar in Halifax County, N.C.
- 75 MW Pecan Solar in Northampton County, N.C. (completed)
- 80 MW Gutenberg Solar in Northampton County, N.C.
Dominion Energy developed Montross Solar, and the other projects have been acquired or will be acquired from EDF Renewables Inc., BayWa r.e. Solar Projects LLC and Strata Solar. The solar projects will gradually become operational by mid-2020.
“Facebook has consistently supported the development of green energy around the world, and their corporate sustainability goals are a driving force in the expansion of renewable energy,” says Keith Windle, Dominion Energy’s vice president of business development. “We are proud to be a trusted energy partner as we actively grow the market for clean energy.”
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Dominion Energy to support our operations with new renewable energy resources and bring additional investment to the region,” says Bobby Hollis, head of global energy and site selection at Facebook. “We look forward to continuing to partner together to further grow the clean energy market and encourage others to power their operations with renewable resources.”