Map of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. Image courtesy of Dominion Energy Virginia
Dominion Energy Virginia has released its latest 15-year Integrated Resource Plan, which posts an increase of more than 300 percent in projected solar and wind generation development relative to last year’s IRP. The new plan reflects growth in energy storage installations by more than 700 percent. This robust increase is driven in part by the new executive order on climate change passed by Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Clean Economy Act passed by the General Assembly.
The utility provider has issued a request for proposals soliciting bids for up to 1,000 megawatts of solar and onshore wind generation and up to 250 megawatts of energy storage in the Commonwealth. Combined, the projected