RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Dominion Energy has received approval for a significant expansion of new solar and energy storage projects.

According to a release, the Virginia State Corporation Commission has approved projects that will provide nearly 1,000 megawatts of electricity, which is enough power to supply about 250,000 homes at peak output.

The approved expansion includes 15 Dominion Virginia projects and power purchase agreements with 24 other projects from third-party developers.

The release says these projects will help advance Dominion’s path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and meet the future energy needs of customers.

“This is another significant milestone in Virginia’s transition to energy independence,” said Ed Baine, president of Dominion Energy Virginia. “These projects will support thousands of good jobs and hundreds of millions in economic activity in communities across Virginia. This is a positive step forward for our customers, the environment and Virginia’s economy.”

Construction of the Dominion projects is expected to generate more than $880 million in economic benefits across Virginia and support nearly 4,200 jobs.

The release says the projects are expected to be completed in 2022 or 2023.

They are also expected to add about $1.13 to a typical residential consumer bill.