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Dominion, University of Virginia Expand Solar Partnership

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By Editors of Power Engineering

Dominion Energy and the University of Virginia will expand their partnership with a second solar project.

The university has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement with a proposed 15-MW, 120-acre facility to be developed by Coronal Energy and constructed and owned by Dominion Energy in Middlesex County.

When finished at the end of 2018, UVA Puller Solar and the previously-announced UVA Hollyfield Solar facility will together produce 32 MW of power and provide 21 percent of the University’s electric use.

"The University of Virginia has been a vital partner as we continue to make significant progress in the development of renewable energy," said Keith Windle, vice president of Business Development for Dominion Energy. "The solar arrays across the Commonwealth deliver clean energy for our customers, and the University plays a key role in that effort as evidenced by how they put their commitment into action."

The University of Virginia has pledged to reduce its carbon and nitrogen emissions 25 percent below 2009 and 2010 levels by 2025.

Dominion now has 421 MW of solar facilities in Virginia under development or in operation.

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