AES’ Augusta Solar project is a proposed solar facility in Augusta County, Virginia. As the long-term owner and operator, AES is committed to responsible clean energy development that creates long-term positive impact for both the environment and local communities. The Augusta Solar project will incorporate the most advanced solar energy technologies to support the Commonwealth’s goal to transition its electric grid to 100% clean energy by 2050.
102 MW solar
Enough clean energy to power 16,000+ homes annually
Augusta County, VA
~645-acre fenced site with 450 acres under solar panels, developed entirely on privately-owned land
Stuarts Draft and Lyndhurst area homes and businesses will receive clean energy produced by the project
Augusta Solar is designed to avoid impacts to wetland, streams, and rivers to the extent practicable, and the design allows for corridors for wildlife to access these valuable resources
AES is the long-term owner and operator
At the end of the project's life, a decommissioning plan allows for the land to return to agricultural use or other uses consistent with land-use policies at the time
Environmental & economic benefits
We believe in being a good neighbor, ensuring responsible clean energy development that benefits both the environment and local communities.
225,000 MWh carbon-free electricity each year
159,454 tons of CO2 emissions expected to be offset each year, equivalent to the emissions generated by 34,357 cars driven in one year, or burning 176,420,887 pounds of coal each year.
Potential cumulative revenue to be generated for Augusta County over the life of the project.