Dominion Energy Begins Operations at 20 MW Dry Bridge Energy Storage Project in Virginia

Dec. 12, 2023
The project will provide power to approximately 5,000 homes during peak demand periods by optimizing energy distribution while lowering consumer costs

Dominion Energy has announced its 20 MW / 80 MWh Dry Bridge Energy Storage project in Chesterfield County is now operational and providing power services to its customers in Virginia. 

In addition to providing power to approximately 5,000 homes at peak output, the project’s additional services include the firming of intermittent, renewable energy, providing energy supply during peak demand periods by optimizing energy distribution, lowering consumer costs, and promoting economic growth.

East Point Energy, an energy storage projects development firm, sold the project to Dominion Energy Virginia in September of 2021 before its acquisition by Equinor. 

Under the Virginia Clean Economy Act, 100% of Dominion’s electricity sales will come from clean energy sources by 2045.

“Dry Bridge, our first utility-scale, stand-alone energy storage facility, represents a significant milestone in our commitment to meeting our VCEA targets,” said Brandon Martin, Manager of Business Development at Dominion Energy. “Dispatchable resources such as this are critical to ensuring the reliability our customers expect.”