O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Solar

Virginia is seeking to improve its impact on the environment with the Virginia Clean Economy Act. This act requires the state’s largest utilities to deliver electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2045 and includes a timeline for closing down old fossil fuel plants. Dominion, Virginia’s largest utility provider, praised the new legislation. In addition, Virginia’s...
Solar

On May 1, Dominion Energy Virginia announced that it has quadrupled the amount of solar and wind generation in its 15-year, long-term integrated resource plan (IRP). The increase is driven by Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order on climate change and the Virginia Economy Act. Dominion Energy issued a request for proposals, soliciting bids for up...
Wind Power

Dominion Energy, a Virginia-based utility, has chosen Ramboll as the owner’s engineer for the 2,600-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project. Ramboll’s role entails development and engineering support on the project, which aims to produce enough zero-carbon electricity to power 650,000 Virginia homes. Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and estimated to end by...
Vehicle to grid

Dominion Energy today announced an expansion of the company’s greenhouse gas emissions-reduction goals, establishing a new commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The goal covers carbon dioxide and methane emissions, the dominant greenhouse gases, from our electricity generation and gas infrastructure operations. The company had previously committed to cut methane emissions from its natural gas...
Solar

State-owned buildings and facilities in Virginia will soon be powered with solar and wind energy under a new agreement between the Commonwealth and Dominion Energy. The agreement represents the largest procurement of renewable energy by a state to meet its own renewable energy needs, a significant step in accepting Governor Ralph Northam’s challenge to power state government with clean...
Utility Scale

Renewables and energy storage developer Ameresco will design and build an Illinois solar farm which could generate 37,000 MWh in its first year of operation, the company said. Work on the DePue solar farm is expected to begin next summer. Ameresco hopes to complete it by late 2020. The site at the village of DePue will be...