Dominion Energy Expands Battery Storage Fleet

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In the latest expansion of Dominion Energy’s growing renewable fleet, the company’s largest battery storage facility to date is now operational. Located in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the Dry Bridge Battery Energy Storage System can store up to 20 MW of electricity, enough to power 5000 homes for up to four hours.

The new system, which went online in late November, adds to Dominion Energy’s growing number of battery storage facilities in the Virginia, including three in operation in Powhatan, New Kent, and Hanover Counties and two under development in Sussex and Loudoun Counties.

Completion of the Dry Bridge facility comes on the heels of several other major battery storage developments in recent months. In August, the company broke ground on a 50-MW battery storage project at Dulles International Airport, which will become the largest in its fleet once in operation. Since September, the company has announced battery storage pilot projects at Darbytown Power Station and Virginia State University, both of which will test longer-duration alternatives to traditional lithium-ion batteries.