Dominion Energy seeks 300MW of wind or solar

UNITED STATES: Utility Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) has issued a request for proposals (RfP) to source 300MW of solar or wind generation.

Virginia has yet to install any wind capacity

The RfP is seeking projects of between 10MW and 150MW in Virigina, and able to be connected to DEV's transmission or distribution system, the firm said.

DEV will consider power purchase agreements or the acqusition of the projects. Commercial operation is expected to begin in 2019 and 2020.

Developers or project owners have until 27 October to submit a notice of intent to bid, with final proposals expected by 1 December.

Currently, Virignia has no installed wind capacity, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

In March 2017, authorities in Virginia approved an up-to-80MW project, in what is set to become the state's first wind site.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality awarded developer Apex Clean Energy a "permit by rule" for the 25-turbine project.

The Rocky Forge Wind site is planned for an area of rural land in Botetourt County, northern Virginia.