The Energy Storage Report 2024

Now available to download, covering deployments, technology, policy and finance in the energy storage market

Dominion Energy breaks ground at Dulles Airport solar-plus-storage project

By JP Casey

US power company Dominion Energy and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) have started construction work on a 100MW solar project at the Dulles International Airport.

The project will also include a battery energy storage system (BESS). The output of this system was given in a release by Dominion as 50MW, but the energy storage capacity, and therefore duration, of the BESS was not specified.

The groups agreed to build the project at the Virginia airport in 2019, and regulators including the US Department of Transportation granted final approval for the facility earlier this year. Dominion Energy expects construction to be completed by late 2026, at which point the project have the largest capacity of any solar project installed at a US airport.”This groundbreaking marks the beginning of a historic achievement – a first-of-its-kind renewable energy project at a major US airport,” said Virginia Senator Mark Warner. “I’m hopeful this partnership will serve as a model for future renewable energy projects across the country, paving the way for a greener, energy-independent future.”

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Enjoy 12 months of exclusive analysis

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Annual digital subscription to the PV Tech Power journal
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

The project is also notable for the fact that MWAA and Dominion have not signed a power purchase agreement (PPA), that would see Dominion acquire the electricity generated by the project for a fee. Instead, Dominion will receive power from the solar farm, and in return, construct charging facilities and provide electric vehicles for the Dulles airport to use.

To read the full story, visit PV Tech.

Read Next

July 23, 2024
The US Department of Energy has issued a loan of up to US$861.3 million to support 200MW solar PV and 285MW/1,140MWh BESS in Puerto Rico.
July 19, 2024
Tesla has agreed to supply US solar PV and energy storage developer Intersect Power with 15.3GWh of its Megapack battery storage solution.
July 18, 2024
EDP Renewables North America has inaugurated the 200MW/40MW Scarlet I solar-plus-storage project in Fresno County, California.
July 18, 2024
Renewables developer rPlus Energies has secured more than US$1 billion for a 400MW solar-plus-storage project In Utah, US.
July 17, 2024
Winning bids as low as IR3.41/kWh (US$0.041/kWh) have been registered in a tender for solar PV paired with battery storage hosted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

Most Popular

Email Newsletter