Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is pursuing a ‘green’ option.
The Manassas-based non-profit is buying solar energy from D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), a company that owns and runs solar facilities nationwide.
NOVEC will acquire 300 megawatts of energy, which can power 73,000 homes, according to a release.
“This agreement with DESRI is another step toward meeting our customers’ expectations for more renewable energy in NOVEC’s resource mix,” NOVEC President and CEO Stan Feuerberg said in a release. “Purchasing the output from these new solar facilities will be a valuable addition to our energy supply.”
Solar facilities will be built through the partnership, which is expected to create 250 construction jobs.