Big batch of solar energy projects approved in Virginia

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 11:57:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy has received regulatory approval in Virginia for a series of solar projects expected to generate enough power to light up 250,000 homes.

The State Corporation Commission approved the plan Tuesday.

Dominion said the projects will result in a monthly rate increase of about $1.13 for the average residential customer. Dominion estimates the projects will also generate more than $880 million in economic benefits across Virginia and support nearly 4,200 jobs.

Collectively, the projects will generate nearly 1,000 megawatts of electricity.

For comparison sake, Dominion’s nuclear-powered North Anna station generates about 1,800 megawatts.