Dominion Energy and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) began construction on the Dulles Solar and Storage project at Dulles International Airport. Once complete, the project will generate up to 100 MW of solar energy and up to 50 MW of power – enough to power more than 37,000 homes at peak output.
All the energy produced will directly serve Dominion Energy Virginia customers, supporting Dominion Energy’s “all of the above” strategy to reliably serve customers with increasingly clean energy.
"This partnership will result in the largest renewable energy project ever developed at a U.S. airport," said Jack Potter, President and CEO of MWAA. "It's just one of many ways the Airports Authority is constantly working to be a good steward of the environment. We look forward to working with Dominion Energy to help provide emission-free electricity to serve the growing energy needs of the Dulles community and the National Capital Region."
The partnership also includes a lease agreement where Dominion Energy will develop two 1 MW solar carports that will partially power Dulles’ facilities. The company will also provide Dulles with 18 electric transit buses, 50 electric fleet vehicles, and EV charging stations to support airport operations.
"This groundbreaking marks the beginning of a historic achievement," said Senator Mark Warner. "I'm hopeful this partnership will serve as a model for future renewable energy projects across the country, paving the way for a greener, energy-independent future."