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  1. Dominion solar power investment in Virginia approaches $1 billion

    Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers.  Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. Some 398 megawatts of solar generation have either been completed or are under development throughout much of Virginia – enough to power 100,000 homes. Most of the development and construction costs will be borne by specific contractual customers such as large business and government. In February 2015, Dominion committed to developing 400 megawatts of large-scale solar generation facilities in Virginia and placing them in service by 2020. Additionally, legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2015 found that development by Virginia utilities of up to 500 megawatts of solar projects in the state was "in the public interest." The Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index, in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Information Technology Council, recently ranked Virginia among the top 20 states for solar power and in the top three for utility clean energy purchasing options. More than 80 percent of the cost of the facilities is being covered by large business and government customers, including the Commonwealth of Virginia and the University of Virginia, who signed long-term contracts with Dominion to develop the generation. In addition to building larger solar-powered units, Dominion's Solar Partnership Program has placed company-owned solar panels on leased rooftops and grounds of government and business properties throughout its Virginia service area. Ten of these facilities have been installed at sites including Canon in Gloucester, Old Dominion University in Norfolk and Capital One in Chester. The Commonwealth's commitment to 500 megawatts of large-scale solar development by 2020 was included in Senate Bill 1349, passed by the General Assembly in February 2015. SB 1349 froze the company's base rates – making up about 60 percent of the typical residential bill – at 2015 levels for five years. This helped provide price stability for customers as the company deals with complex federal air quality regulations, including those limiting power station carbon dioxide emissions. The bill also directed utilities to provide more assistance to low income, elderly and disabled customers. In response, Dominion dramatically expanded EnergyShare, the company's energy assistance program for customers in need. The company committed $57 million in additional funding for EnergyShare over five years. More than 20,000 families and individuals have received assistance since the expanded program began in September 2015.

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    Wed, 15 Feb 2017

  2. Solar Power: US utilities seek sun as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels

    The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels.

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    Tue, 7 Feb 2017

  3. Solar Generation to Grow by 39 Percent Annually

    The report from the U.S. Department of Energy also includes forecasts for other energy sources. 

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    Thu, 20 Oct 2016

  4. Report: Solar Power Biggest and Fastest-Growing Power Generation Employer

    The report credited the significant buildout of new solar generation capacity.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  1. Constellation and Mohave Electric Cooperative complete 13.8 MW solar power project

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

  2. Constellation and Mohave Electric Cooperative Complete 13.8-MW Solar Project

    The ground-mounted solar power system is located on 84 acres and fitted with a single-axis tracking system that enables the system to remain at an optimal angle to the sun throughout the day, maximizing energy output.

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    Thu, 19 Jan 2017

  3. APS doubles its solar generation capacity

    APS doubled its solar generating capacity last week with the dedication of three new solar facilities, bringing the amount of solar energy produced by the utility to nearly one megawatt. One megawatt is enough energy to power 1,000 homes.

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    Wed, 11 Apr 2001

  4. Algonquin completes 23 MW wind power, 20 MW solar projects

    Algonquin Power & Utilities announces completion of the 23 MW Morse Wind and 20 MW Bakersfield Solar generating projects

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    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

  5. DOE finalizes $1.2B loan guarantee to support California solar generation

    US Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department has finalized a $1.237 billion loan guarantee to support the California Valley Solar Ranch Project, sponsored by SunPower Corporation

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2011

  6. Entergy continuing to invest in transmission, CEO says

    Entergy also made progress towards better aligning the timing of its investments with the needs of its customers

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    Wed, 27 Apr 2016

  7. Solar Power: Dominion announces significant expansion of solar energy in Virginia in collaboration with Amazon

    Dominion (NYSE: D), today announced a major expansion of its solar alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc., an Amazon.com company, to add 180 megawatts of solar generating capacity in five Virginia counties. Construction of the facilities will be enabled through long-term power purchase ...

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    Sat, 19 Nov 2016

  8. Georgia Power Dedicates New 30-MW Solar Facility at Fort Gordon

    Georgia Power is also developing more than 150 MW of solar generation through partnerships with the U.S. Army and Department of the Navy.

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    Wed, 16 Nov 2016

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