Dominion announced it has acquired the development rights for the 60 MW (AC) Summit Farms Solar facility in Currituck County, N.C. as part of its long-term plan to bring online at least 500 megawatts of solar electric generating capacity in North Carolina and Virginia. The solar facility is expected to enter service in December 2016.
A subsidiary of Dominion Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion, purchased Summit Farms from SunEnergy1, which developed and is the construction contractor on the project. Summit Farms, located on about 650 acres near Moyock, N.C., has 25-year power purchase agreements with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston Medical Center and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation.
Paul D. Koonce, chief executive officer of the Dominion Generation Group, said:
"We are pleased to partner with these three outstanding organizations to add more carbon-free generation to the electric grid, which oversees 25,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in 11 states, including solar in operation or under development in eight states. "We will continue to seek similar opportunities helping large and small energy consumers alike reduce their carbon footprint."