​Dominion Partners With Virginia for Renewable Energy
November 2019
In October, Dominion Energy and the Commonwealth of Virginia announced that state-owned buildings and facilities soon will be powered by solar and wind energy.

The agreement is a significant step toward meeting Governor Ralph Northam's challenge to power state government facilities with renewable energy.

"My administration is committed to combating climate change and advancing the clean energy economy," said Governor Northam. "It has been a historic month for renewable energy in the Commonwealth – with this landmark contract, we are continuing to lead by example in cutting emissions, investing in clean energy, and ensuring a healthy world for future generations."

Under the partnership, Dominion Energy will supply the Commonwealth with 420 megawatts of renewable energy. When combined with Dominion Energy’s previously announced projects, which include a 75-megawatt wind project and four proposed solar projects totaling 345 megawatts, the power produced is enough to meet the equivalent of 45 percent of the state government's annual energy use.

"We share Governor Northam's goal for a cleaner energy future here in Virginia. Working to achieve this goal is the right thing to do for our customers, for communities we serve, for employees and for our business," said Dominion Energy Chairman, President and CEO Tom Farrell. "Partnerships like this one are vital to reducing carbon emissions, and we're proud to be able to work with the Commonwealth to provide clean energy for its operations across Virginia."

This is another example of how EEI’s member companies remain committed to providing their customers and the communities they serve with affordable, reliable, and increasingly clean energy.