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Dominion Energy proposes a large number of solar projects
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Dominion Energy proposes a large number of solar projects

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Aerial photo of Anthem Inc.'s a 182-acre solar power development in Hanover County on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Dominion Energy is moving forward with plans for 15 solar and energy storage projects to comply with requirements of a 2020 clean energy law, the company said Thursday.

Richmond-based Dominion filed paperwork at the Virginia State Corporation Commission proposing 11 large solar projects and four other solar or energy storage projects, which would all be owned by Dominion.

The company estimated that the bill impact for the typical residential customer would be an additional $1.13 per month.

The clean energy projects would help Dominion meet the requirements of the Virginia Clean Economy Act, a law passed by the General Assembly in 2020 that requires a transition away from fossil fuels for electricity production.

The law directs the SCC to approve such projects. The projects also need state and local permits, the release said.

The projects would generate a combined 1,000 megawatts of electricity, and include a 20-megawatt project in Chesterfield County that Dominion acquired from the solar company Cypress Creek Renewables, the news release said.

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