Dominion Energy Acquires Solar Project: One of the Largest Solar Arrays in South Carolina
Monday, October 28th, 2019
Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D), announced that it has acquired a solar generating project from First Solar. The facility, owned by the company's contracted generation arm, is expected to enter service later this year and provide power and renewable energy attributes under a Dominion Energy South Carolina contract that was previously filed and accepted in South Carolina.
Construction on the 72-megawatt solar facility has already begun on about 630 acres of land in Beaufort County, S.C. When it is completed, Seabrook Solar will be one of the largest solar arrays in the Palmetto State. The company's contracted generation business also owns and operates two facilities powered by the sun in Jasper County, S.C.
"South Carolina, through the General Assembly and Governor McMaster, has expressed an interest in the benefits of renewable energy," said Keller Kissam, president-Electric Operations. "Dominion Energy South Carolina already has 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar projects that are operating in our service area. We are excited to add to our supply of low-cost, clean energy with this post-merger solar project in South Carolina. We look forward to continuing our work with developers to collaboratively and cost-effectively create a lower-carbon future for our state."