In a Request for Proposals (RFP), Dominion Energy Virginia (DEV) is soliciting proposals for the acquisition of up to 1200 MW of new solar and onshore wind development assets, as well as approximately 125 MW of energy storage. The company will host an informational webinar for interested bidders at 1 p.m. ET on June 9, 2022. A separate RFP seeking proposals for Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) will be issued on September 1, 2022.
Acquisition of the projects will support the company’s projected customer load as outlined in the company’s 2021 update to the 2020 Integrated Resource Plan. The projects will also help the company achieve the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) and its commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Different from past annual RFPs, DEV will now accept acquisition proposals on a continuous basis throughout the year. DEV said that the new process will provide greater flexibility and transparency for the development community and maximize the company’s ability to procure the best clean energy resources for its customers.
DEV is interested in proposals for five categories of development assets:
- new photovoltaic (PV) solar nameplate capacity
- new PV solar generation paired with energy storage nameplate capacity
- new onshore wind nameplate capacity
- new onshore wind paired with energy storage nameplate capacity
- new standalone energy storage nameplate capacity
For solar proposals, the company is seeking both utility-scale projects that are greater than 3 MW, as well as distributed projects that are 3 MW or less. For all proposals, it will only consider facilities located in Virginia. Specifically, for distributed projects that are 3 MW or less, the facilities must be located within DEV’s service territory where there are location grid benefits to DEV customers.