American power and energy company- Dominion Energy, together with Facebook are drawing efforts to boost renewable energy generation by inaugurating a new solar facility in Greensville County, Virginia.
Reports suggest, Sadler Solar, 100 MW facility has been approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission on Jan 22, 2020, anticipated to be operational by end of 2020. Dominion Energy will allegedly own, build and also operated the solar facility and Facebook will purchase the energy it generates.
In the wake of the situation, Emil Avram, VP of business development at Dominion Energy, commented, “Partnerships with companies like Facebook help drive the addition of renewable energy to the grid. We are honored to work with them to help meet their sustainability goals as well as continue to expand renewable energy across the Dominion Energy service area.”
Sadler will reportedly join eight other Dominion Energy Solar projects in North Carolina and Virginia which support Facebook’s operations.
Urvi Parekh, head of Renewable Energy at Facebook commented, “We are proud to continue to grow our partnership with Dominion Energy by adding this new 100-MW project to the grid. Since 2017, this partnership has resulted in over 690 MW of new solar energy in Virginia and North Carolina and has helped strengthen the renewable energy market in the region.”
The latest partnership will help Facebook to achieve its goal of supporting global operations with 100% renewable energy in 2020.
Experts allege Facebook will profit from collaborations with voluntary renewable energy buyers which will further help in achieving the Dominion Energy’s goal of adding 3,000 MW of new solar and wind energy in Virginia by 2022.