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    We're committed to a safe and responsible transition to clean energy that benefits every Virginian.

    We're committed to a safe and responsible transition to clean energy that benefits every Virginian. As a long-term owner-operator with our global headquarters in the Commonwealth, we know what it means to develop energy solutions in the places where we both work and live. Virginia has set the goal to produce 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by the year 2050, and we are prepared to help the state achieve this goal. In doing so, we aim to utilize our projects to invest in the communities where we operate.  

    Currently, we have four projects under development, hundreds of local workers, strong community partnerships and the momentum to shift energy sourcing in the state. Our work in Virginia began in 1981, and it excites us to be bringing innovative clean energy solutions to the state we call home.  

     

    Impact we've made

    260

    Total operational megawatts (MWdc) in the state

    3

    Operational projects in the state

    1981

    Year we began operating in the state

    Spotsylvania Panels

    Together with Microsoft

    When Microsoft needed a partner to meet its commitment to transform its operations and create a cleaner cloud, they put their trust in us. Through the partnership, Microsoft purchased 315 MWac of solar energy from our Pleinmont I and II projects in Virginia, representing the single largest corporate purchase of solar energy in the United States at the time. The projects are part of the 485 MWac Spotslvania Solar Energy Center and enabled Microsoft to make significant progress toward its goal of reaching 60 percent in 2020.

     

    “The commercial operation of Pleinmont Solar I is a significant milestone on our journey to have 100 percent renewable energy supply for all our operations, including our datacenters, by 2025 and accrues to our commitment to be carbon negative as a company by 2030. The project will not only support our sustainability goals, but also provide new employment opportunities through the site’s construction and ongoing operations.” Adrian Anderson, Principal Program Manager, Datacenter Energy & Sustainability, Microsoft

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    Partner: Microsoft

     

    Impact:

    • Part of Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center, the largest solar project east of the Rockies
    • Brought Microsoft one-step closer to achieving its goal of supplying its operations with 100% renewable energy by 2025
    • Supported Virginia in achieving its goal to produce 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050
    • Created more than 700 construction jobs
    • Creating 35 full-time equivalent, permanent jobs

     

     

    How can you trust that we care about clean energy that works for you? Because we work and live here, too. 

    We believe in being a good neighbor, ensuring responsible renewable energy development that benefits both the environment and local communities. That’s why we partner with communities to see how we can best work together to support sustainable social and economic development.

    Partnership

    Landowners

    We present landowners with new opportunities to capitalize on the value of their land while retaining ownership throughout the project life cycle. For many, this is a welcome complement to current land use and an opportunity to diversify their land investment while hedging against volatile commodity prices. For others, our projects offer an income stream and land-use option where none otherwise existed. 

    Our teams and landowners work together, in partnership, from the beginning stages of site discussions, through permitting, construction, and operation. The landowner relationship with AES begins early, is built on trust and open communication and ensures the partnership is beneficial for everyone. 

    Impact we're making

    The stable tax revenue generated by each of our projects fund county services including education, emergency response, and local infrastructure. On top of this, we have worked hard to bring community benefits through employee volunteerism, donations and meaningful partnerships.

    Project Name  Planned Capacity  Tax Revenue Generated* Constructed Start  Expected Operational Date 
    Fitch Solar 100+ MW TBD** Q2 of 2022 Q4 of 2023
    Skipjack Solar Center 175+ MW $12 Million Q1 of 2021 Q1 of 2022
    Cavalier Solar 240 MW TBD** Q1 of 2021 Q4 of 2022
    Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center 500 MW $8.4 Million Currently in Construction

    Q4 of 2023

    *Estimated tax revenue generated over the contracted life of the project

    **Working with county to determine

    Project information is approximate and subject to change

     

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    Partnerships and memberships in the state

    • 1st Responder Canine

    • Central Rappahannock Regional Library

    • Commonwealth Victory Fund

    • Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, Inc.

    • Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds, Inc.

    • Fredericksburg Regional Alliance

    • Friend of Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing

    • Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

    • John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Museum, Inc

    • Mary Washington Healthcare

    • Rappahannock Area YMCA, Inc.

    • Saint Michael Athletic Boosters Club

    • Shannon Air Museum
    • Spotsylvania County Little League

    • Spotsylvania County Parks & Rec (Belmont Park)

    • Spotsylvania County Education Foundation

    • Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Dept

    • The School Board of the County of Spotsylvania

    • The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region

    • Thurman Brisben Center

    • University of Mary Washington Foundation

    • Virginia Community Food Connections

    • Spotsylvania County Schools

    • Surry County Historical Society

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