The Virginia State Corporation Commission approved Dominion Virginia Power's request to build and operate a 20-MW solar facility in Fauquier County.
The project will be constructed on 125 acres of land owned by the Dominion Resources Inc. subsidiary near its Remington gas-fired facility. The solar installation is expected to come online in October and will sell its output to the Virginia state government under a 25-year power purchase agreement, according to a Feb. 1 release.
The project, estimated to cost $46 million, has been structured so that Dominion recovers its costs through contracts with the Commonwealth of Virginia and not the utility's retail electric customers.
Dominion Virginia Power is legally known as Virginia Electric and Power Co.