Dominion Energy to sell electricity from its Virginian solar farm to Arlington and Amazon
- One of the five world’s largest technology companies has concluded a power purchase agreement to buy nearly 70 percent of the electricity generated by a 120-megawatt Virginia-based solar park developed by Dominion Energy Inc.
The rest of the power produced by the plant will be purchased by Arlington, Virginia, according to another agreement.
The American power company was approved for the project development on the 28th of January. The Richmond-headquartered company is scheduled to start construction within the current year. The development is expected to last during two years.
The photovoltaic station will be located on the farmland between the city of Lynchburg and the town of Danville, Pittsylvania. The solar array will have an annual generation capacity of around 79GWh.
The power produced will be utilized by the government of Arlington for powering local houses, sewage treatment facilities, pumping stations, lampposts and signal lights. The electricity generated by the array will provide over 80 percent of the county’s needs.
Arlington County is pursuing its goal to reach fully renewable electrical power in five years from now. The PPA with Dominion does not impose any advance costs or capital financing on the county.