Dominion acquires solar facility In California

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Dominion acquires solar facility In California

Dominion has acquired West Antelope Solar Park, an USA 20-megawatt solar energy facility, from Canadian Solar Inc.

West Antelope Solar Park, located near Lancaster, Calif., in Los Angeles County, has commenced operations. A 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) is also in place.

David A. Christian, chief executive officer of Dominion Generation, said:

"Dominion is expanding our solar footprint while reducing our carbon emissions intensity. We plan to continue pursuing additional solar opportunities."

With the addition of West Antelope Solar Park, Dominion has 344 megawatts of solar generating capacity – about 220 megawatts of which are in California – in development, under construction or in operation across six states. 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 approximately 850 megawatts of capacity generated by biomass, water and wind.

Dominion is one of the USA largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 23,600 megawatts of generation, 10,900 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,400 miles of electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 10 states.

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