Dominion to buy 2 solar projects in Calif.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Dominion Resources is planning to buy two solar projects in California.

The Richmond -based energy company announced the agreement with EDF Renewable Energy on Monday. The deal is expected to close next year.

The projects in Kings, Kern and Marin counties in California would add 42 megawatts of solar power to its portfolio. Both projects are expected to enter service in the first half of 2015.

Dominion says the acquisition will bring the company’s total contracted solar portfolio to 274 megawatts with facilities in California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana and Tennessee.

The company also has several smaller solar projects for up to 30 megawatts planned or completed in Virginia.

Dominion Resources Inc. is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy.

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