In March 2016, Dominion Energy announced plans for the Remington Solar Power Facility to be developed as a public-private partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia and Microsoft. The facility entered service October 2017.
The 20-megawatt project was built on approximately 125 acres of land owned by Dominion Energy near its Remington Power Station in Fauquier County, Virginia.
The ground-mounted, fixed-tilt solar facility contains nearly 236,000 photovoltaic panels and at peak capacity can generate enough electricity to provide power for 5,000 homes.
The Commonwealth purchases the solar energy output generated from the facility and Microsoft purchases the renewable energy attributes in support of its sustainability goals.
The Commonwealth is the sole recipient for all the energy generated at the facility as part of the agreement.
Microsoft's purchase of all the environmental attributes, including renewable energy credits generated by the facility, lowers the cost of the energy purchased by the Commonwealth.
At the time the agreement was executed, the Commonwealth was projected to save $500,000 to $1 million in energy costs over the lifetime of the project.