RWE signs PPAs with Dominion Energy for 300 MW solar power

RWE Clean Energy, a subsidiary of German utility RWE, has announced eight long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Dominion Energy Virginia to supply solar power totaling 300MW. RWE will supply power from its seven solar projects, generating 750,000 megawatt-hours of clean energy. All of the projects are located in the US state of Virginia. The portfolio of solar projects covered by the PPAs will power 70,000 homes in Virginia.

The PPAs align with Dominion Energy’s 2050 target for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The solar plants include the 20 MW Pleasant Hill in the City of Suffolk, the 20 MW Watlington in Halifax County and the 75 MW Wythe County project, which will come online in 2024. Other projects include the 69 MW Switchgrass, the 52 MW 360 Solar and Groves Solar and Harrisonburg Solar, with 15 MW each. These projects are still in development and the power they produce will be sold under the PPAs. Power from another of RWE’s projects will also be sold to Dominion. The 80 MW Water Strider is located in Halifax County and has been operating since the second quarter of 2021. RWE will also sell power from eight distributed energy resource PPAs, totaling 24 MW, to Dominion.

In July 2023, Mitsui & Co, RWE, and the Port of Tilbury signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct two green hydrogen projects at the Port of Tilbury in Essex, UK. The partnership intended to assist the UK in reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.