Dominion Energy Virginia has released its largest single-year solicitation for renewable energy projects, calling for bids of up to 1,000 MW of solar and onshore wind generation and up to 250 MW of energy storage.
The solicitation comes as a part of the company’s new, equally ambitious, Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), one which looks to deploy 24 GW of new offshore wind, solar and energy storage over the course of the next 15 years. Of those 24 GW, 16 GW are set to come from solar projects, while 2.7 GW have been reserved for energy storage capacity expansion. The expected deployment of 16 GW in the next 15 years is a lofty goal for a utility operating in a state that has installed 893 MW of solar to date, according to SEIA.
The IRP’s remaining capacity will be put towards developing what the utility touts as the largest offshore wind deployment in North America. The document also outlines a clear preference towards four-hour duration lithium-ion battery energy storage, but also includes that the utility will consider additional alternative storage bids.