- Sadler Solar will provide up to 100 MW once operational
- Facility will support Facebook's operations with 100% renewable energy
PVTIME - Dominion Energy and Facebook are continuing their joint effort to
increase renewable energy generation by adding a new solar facility in
Greensville County, Va., to the list of those that will be dedicated to
Sadler Solar, a 100 MW facility located in
Greensville County, Va., was approved by the Virginia State Corporation
Commission on Jan. 22, 2020 and is expected to become operational by the end of
2020. Dominion Energy will build, own and operate the solar facility. Facebook
will purchase the environmental attributes generated by the solar
Sadler joins eight other Dominion Energy
solar projects in Virginia and North Carolina that support Facebook's
operations with renewable energy.
"Partnerships with companies like
Facebook help drive the addition of renewable energy to the grid," said
Emil Avram, Dominion Energy's vice president, Business Development. "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
"We are proud to continue to grow our
partnership with Dominion Energy by adding this new 100-MW project to the
grid," said Urvi Parekh, head of Renewable Energy at Facebook. "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."
This partnership helps to enable Facebook's
goal of supporting its global operations with 100% renewable energy in 2020.
Partnerships with voluntary renewable energy buyers like Facebook are important
to making possible Dominion Energy's goal of adding 3,000 MW of new solar and
wind energy in operation or under development in Virginia by 2022.