New solar facility is anticipated to counter 100 percent of Northrop Grumman's power use in Virginia

Aug 18, 2020 12:23 PM ET
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation has become part of a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Dominion Generation, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, that allows the building of a new 62.5 megawatt solar center in Orange County, Virginia.
New solar facility is anticipated to counter 100 percent of Northrop Grumman's power use in Virginia

As soon as functional in 2022, it is anticipated that the brand-new solar center will certainly include sufficient renewable energy to the local grid to match 100 percent of Northrop Grumman's power use in the Commonwealth across its manufacturing and workplace procedures. The solar energy produced will certainly likewise boost the company's renewable energy sourcing to 10 percent internationally by 2022.

" We have an enduring commitment to environmental sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions reductions," claimed Sandra Evers-Manly, vice head of state, worldwide corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman. "As we look beyond our 2020 objectives, this project will play an important role in the future generation of our climate-related commitments."

The center will diversify Northrop Grumman's renewable energy portfolio, which additionally includes on-site solar energy systems at the firm's Melbourne and also St. Augustine, Florida and Charlottesville, Virginia areas.

"We applaud Northrop Grumman for driving renewable resource usage and also for being among the largest manufacturers in the Commonwealth of Virginia to counter its energy consumption in the state with local renewable resource generation," said Kevin Haley, director, Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, which is a company that functions to simplify and also accelerate business buying of off-site, large-scale renewable energy.

The solar facility, which was established by Cypress Creek Renewables and also will be possessed and operated by a Dominion Energy associate, is anticipated to break ground in early 2021, and also is forecasted to produce about 140,000 megawatt hrs each year, which is the comparable to powering electrical energy to more than 11,000 homes. The project will certainly likewise make it possible for the company to prevent around 49,000 statistics lots of carbon discharges every year.

Northrop Grumman is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, with various areas throughout the Commonwealth.

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