By Stephen Nakrosis
Dominion Energy Virginia will work with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to study developing a large-scale solar project at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The proposed 100-megawatt solar facility would cover an area of about 1,200 acres at the airport. Dominion Energy signed a sublease with the Airports Authority and will begin feasibility studies for the project.
Electricity generated by the project would flow through existing transmission lines to power homes and businesses in the region.
"Partnering with Dominion Energy on this important project will give us the data and tools we need to determine the role that solar energy can play at a major international airport now and in the future," said Mike Stewart, airport manager, Dulles International Airport.
The new facility could be on line by 2023.
Dominion Energy Inc. (D) provides power to 7.5 million customers in 18 states.
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