Facebook commissions Dominion Energy for 100-MW Virginia solar system

Feb 13, 2020 04:06 PM ET
  • Ascendancy Energy as well as Facebook are remaining to raise renewable resource generation by including a brand-new solar center in Greensville County, Virginia.

Sadler Solar, a 100-MW center, was accepted by the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Jan. 22, 2020, as well as is anticipated to come to be functional by the end of 2020. Rule Energy will certainly develop, have as well as run the solar center, as well as Facebook will certainly buy the power it produces.

" Partnerships with business like Facebook aid drive the enhancement of renewable resource to the grid," claimed Emil Avram, VP of organisation advancement at Dominion Energy. "We are recognized to collaborate with them to assist fulfill their sustainability objectives in addition to remain to increase renewable resource throughout the Dominion Energy solution location."

Sadler signs up with 8 various other Dominion Energy solar projects in Virginia and also North Carolina that sustain Facebook's procedures.

" We are proud to remain to expand our collaboration with Dominion Energy by including this brand-new 100-MW project to the grid," claimed Urvi Parekh, head of Renewable Energy at Facebook. "Since 2017, this collaboration has actually caused over 690 MW of brand-new solar power in Virginia and also North Carolina and also has actually aided reinforce the renewable resource market in the area."

This collaboration assists Facebook towards its objective of sustaining its worldwide procedures with 100% renewable resource in 2020. Collaborations with volunteer renewable resource customers like Facebook are necessary to satisfying Dominion Energy's objective of including 3,000 MW of brand-new solar as well as wind power in operation or under advancement in Virginia by 2022.