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Dominion suspends plan to add 1.5 GW of peaking capacity as Virginia faces gas glut

December 5, 2019

Dominion declined to give a reason for the RFP cancellation, but opponents of the plan said the utility’s decision is a recognition that Virginia does not need or want more fossil-fuel based generation, and instead must add significant clean energy resources to meet the state’s goal of delivering carbon-free electricity by 2050.

The utility’s plans to add more gas resources “have stretched the bounds of credulity with regulators and lawmakers,” Walton Shepherd, Virginia policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told Utility Dive.

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