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Dominion Virginia plan for 1.5 GW new peaking capacity will lead to more gas plants, NGOs fear

November 7, 2019

Dominion’s RFP is not a surprise: The utility has been signaling a need for new generation, and renewables advocates warned that would mean new gas-fired plants.

Dominion, in a statement, said it is committed to reducing carbon emissions 55% by 2030 compared to 2005 levels and bringing more renewable energy to the grid. And the utility says it will have enough solar and wind energy in operation or development in Virginia by 2022 to power 750,000 homes.

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