Dominion Energy selected Burns & McDonnell under a program management contract to maintain a single source of responsibility for its generator interconnection program. We are acting as a program and project manager for all proposed renewable (solar, wind and battery storage) interconnection projects on the Dominion transmission grid.
We established a team of specialists at the utility’s office in Glen Allen, Virginia, and provided a core management group to closely coordinate with PJM, Dominion and the developers through the planning process, reliability studies, and oversight of the engineering, procurement and construction of the required interconnection facilities and associated network upgrades. The team is providing project management, project controls, reporting, transmission planning, outage sequencing, scoping, estimating and conceptual engineering services.
We are managing over 900 projects across Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina with voltages ranging from 69-kV to 500-kV. Projects include transmission line upgrades, transmission substation upgrades, and greenfield transmission interconnection switchyards and tap lines. In light of Virginia’s aggressive goal to achieve 100% clean power for the state by 2045, it is expected that the number of interconnection request projects from renewable energy developers will continue to grow.