Dominion Energy: Madison Solar for Northrop Grumman

Cypress Creek Renewables is excited to share today that it has sold the 63MW Madison Solar project in Orange County, Va., to Dominion Energy. The solar project, which was developed by Cypress Creek and will be owned and operated by Dominion Generation, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, is expected to break ground in early 2021. 

Falls Church, Va.-based Northrop Grumman Corporation anticipates that the facility, under long-term agreements, will provide enough renewable power to the grid to match 100 percent of its Virginia manufacturing and office operations’ electricity use. 

“Our mission of powering a sustainable future one project at a time drives us to create valuable partnerships and projects,” said Cassidy DeLine, Vice President of Project Finance, Cypress Creek Renewables. “Our collaboration with Dominion and Northrop Grumman on the Madison project reinforces our commitment to developing solar in the nation’s largest wholesale electricity market, PJM, and delivering long-term benefits for Orange County, Virginia.” 

Many more projects like Madison Solar will need to be developed over the next 15 years as Virginia pursues 100% carbon-free electricity by 2045, as laid out earlier this year by the Virginia Clean Economy Act. 

Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president of global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman, said, “We have a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. As we look beyond our 2020 goals, this project will play an important role in the next generation of our climate-related commitments.” 

Robert M. Blue, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, said, “If we can help our customers – both large and small – add more renewables and provide cleaner electricity, that’s a win for our customers and the Commonwealth of Virginia.”