Dominion Energy and Facebook are continuing to increase renewable energy generation by adding a new solar facility in Greensville County, Virginia.
Sadler Solar, a 100-MW facility, was approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Jan. 22, 2020, and is expected to become operational by the end of 2020. Dominion Energy will build, own and operate the solar facility, and Facebook will purchase the energy it generates.
“Partnerships with companies like Facebook help drive the addition of renewable energy to the grid,” said Emil Avram, VP of business development at Dominion Energy. “We are honored to work with them to help meet their sustainability goals as well as continue to expand renewable energy across the Dominion Energy service area.”
Sadler joins eight other Dominion Energy solar projects in Virginia and North Carolina that support Facebook’s operations.
“We are proud to continue to grow our partnership with Dominion Energy by adding this new 100-MW project to the grid,” said Urvi Parekh, head of Renewable Energy at Facebook. “Since 2017, this partnership has resulted in over 690 MW of new solar energy in Virginia and North Carolina and has helped strengthen the renewable energy market in the region.”
This partnership helps Facebook toward its goal of supporting its global operations with 100% renewable energy in 2020. Partnerships with voluntary renewable energy buyers like Facebook are important to meeting Dominion Energy’s goal of adding 3,000 MW of new solar and wind energy in operation or under development in Virginia by 2022.
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