Dominion buys solar power project in Utah

Dominion acquired Pavant Solar, a 50 MW solar energy project, from juwi solar, a global renewable energy provider with U.S. operations based in Boulder, Colo. Pavant Solar, located in Millard County, is Dominion's first solar power development in Utah and is expected to enter service in the second half of 2015.

David A. Christian, CEO of Dominion Generation, said, "Solar energy is the key component of Dominion's growth in renewable generating capacity. We are delighted to expand our solar footprint into Utah."

The project has secured a 20-year power purchase agreement and an interconnection agreement. JSI Construction Group has been awarded the engineering, procurement, and construction contract, and JSI O&M Group will monitor and maintain the project on behalf of Dominion during the initial years of operation.

With the addition of Pavant Solar, Dominion has 324 MW of solar power capacity in development, under construction or in operation in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Tennessee and Utah. Dominion Virginia Power, an electric utility serving 2.5 million customer accounts in Virginia and northeast North Carolina, also has various projects in operation or under development as part of its Solar Partnership Program.

The company's renewable portfolio also includes about 850 MW of capacity generated by biomass, water and wind. Those facilities are in Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

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