Dominion Power acquires solar vitality challenge in Ohio from Invenergy
Dominion Energy announced that one of its subsidiaries has acquired Hardin’s 150 MWac solar plant, recently commissioned in Hardin County, Ohio, from Invenergy of Chicago. Facebook will take over the power generated at the facility as well as the renewable energy credits under a long-term agreement signed prior to the construction of the project.
“With this solar project, Dominion Energy expands our portfolio of solar generators to Ohio, where we have long served our customers and communities through our local distribution business,” said Diane Leopold, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We continue to acquire and / or develop clean energy projects for companies like Facebook that want to reduce their carbon footprint and help combat climate change. And we’re proud to build on our Invenergy partnership that has already generated nearly 100 megawatts of solar power capacity elsewhere. “
This is Dominion Energy’s first solar energy investment in Ohio, where the company owns and operates a Cleveland-based local natural gas distribution company serving 1.2 million customer accounts primarily in northeast Ohio. Dominion owns solar systems in nine other states, including North Carolina, South Carolina and Utah, where the company also owns and operates gas utilities.
Dominion Energy completed the acquisition in 2020 and completed construction in December.
“We are very excited to be working with Dominion and Invenergy to bring another 150 megawatts of new solar energy to the grid,” said Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Facebook. “At Facebook we are committed not only to supporting our activities with 100% renewable energy, but also to helping to accelerate the transition to renewable energies.”
Dominion Energy has a solar power capacity of more than 2,200 megawatts and a development capacity of almost 3,500 megawatts. In 2020, S&P Global ranked Dominion Energy’s solar portfolio third among utilities in the United States