Virginia Energy: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Renewable energy portfolio standard: Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 56-585.2
Small wind energy projects: 9 VAC 15-40-10 to 15-40-140
Virginia State Corporation Commission Division of Energy Regulation
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Division of Energy
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Renewable Energy
See ADDRESSES AND CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation. However, Virginia state legislation has established renewable energy portfolio standard goals and provided incentives for utilities to achieve those goals. Virginia has also established a 10-year energy plan and permitting requirements for small wind energy projects.
• Administration and enforcement. The Virginia State Corporation Commission administers the state's renewable energy portfolio standard. The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy prepared the Virginia Energy Plan and will likely require assistance from DEQ to achieve all the goals outlined in the plan. DEQ will oversee the permitting of small wind energy projects.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
Virginia has established incentives for utilities to achieve the voluntary renewable energy portfolio goal of increasing the use of renewable energy resources incrementally each year as follows:
- 2010: 4 percent of the total electric energy sold in 2007 ...
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