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When it is completed, Seabrook Solar will be one of the largest solar arrays in the Palmetto State. The company's contracted generation business also owns and operates two facilities powered by the sun in Jasper County, S.C.
The four new solar projects will produce an additional 192 MW of electricity. On average, 1 MW of solar energy can provide 190 homes with electrical power, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
On September 18, 2019, Dominion Energy filed an application with PJM, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the electrical grid in all or parts of 13 states and the District of Columbia, to interconnect the project to the transmission grid.
Power generated at the two sites, as well as the renewable energy credits, will go to telecommunications company T-Mobile USA, Inc., under long-term contracts.
Dominion Energy plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 and plans to have 3,000 MW of solar and wind in operation or under development by 2022
The responses will help Dominion Energy advance a pilot program to help reach Virginia homes and businesses who don't currently have access to broadband internet
The State Corporation Commission issued a ruling Monday partially denying the state's largest electric utility's request to increase customers' bills to pay for environmental compliance projects at certain power plants
Last year, the Minneapolis-based utility cut its carbon emissions 3 percent below 2017 and 38 percent from 2005 levels.