Many of ODEC’s member cooperatives purchase power from the South Eastern Power Administration through the John H. Kerr Dam on the Roanoke River and the Philpott Dam on the Smith River. These projects were built in the early 1950’s and have produced low-cost hydroelectric power to ODEC’s members ever since.
Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has entered into a power purchase agreement with Dominion Energy to buy the offtake of Clarke County Solar, a 10-megawatt solar power facility in Clarke County, Va, located in Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s service territory.
Clarke County Solar, located on a 117-acre parcel of land in White Post, Va., has entered service, and was acquired by a subsidiary of Dominion Generation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Energy. That subsidiary also has agreed to purchase upon completion, the Cherrydale facility on 180 acres in Kendall Grove, Va., in Northampton County on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in A&N Electric Cooperative’s service territory. That transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. ODEC also has an agreement in place with Dominion for the offtake of the Cherrydale facility which is expected to produce 20 megawatts of power.
In 2008, ODEC executed an agreement with AES Corporation’s Armenia Mountain Wind Energy Project in north-central Pennsylvania. The project began in December 2009, with the completion of its 67 General Electric 1.5 megawatt SLE wind turbines, capable of producing 100.5 megawatts.
In 2009, ODEC executed its second wind power agreement to buy the entire output from Criterion Wind Project located in Garrett County, Maryland. The 70-megawatt project uses 28 Clipper 2.5 megawatt Liberty turbines and began commercial operations in 2010. ODEC executed a contract with the Stony Creek Wind Farm in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ODEC has a long-term contract to purchase 32.5 MW of capacity, energy and renewable energy credits from this facility. ODEC also has a wind contract with the Mehoopany Wind Farm in Pennsylvania. Under this long-term agreement, ODEC buys over 110 megawatts worth of wind power and renewable energy credits. ODEC sells all of the renewable energy credits purchased under its long-term wind power agreements to its member-owners and to others.