Renewable Energy Co-Location of Distribution Facilities (Virginia)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Virginia|
|Name||Renewable Energy Co-Location of Distribution Facilities (Virginia)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Virginia Department of Environmental Quality|
This legislation applies to distribution facilities, which include poles and wires, cables, pipelines, or other underground conduits by which a renewable generator is able to (i) supply electricity generated at its renewable energy facility to the electric distribution grid, (ii) distribute steam generated at its renewable energy facility to customers, or (iii) supply landfill gas it collects to customers or a natural gas distribution or transmission pipeline. The legislation applies to any renewable energy facility that is (i) an electrical generation facility that produces not more than 2 MW peak net power output to the distribution grid, which electricity is generated only from a renewable energy source; (ii) a steam reduction facility with a rated capacity of not more than 5,000 mmBtus per hour that produces steam only from a renewable energy source; or (iii) a solid waste management facility permitted by the Department of Environmental Quality from which landfill gas is transmitted or distributed off premises. The legislation contains provisions for siting, permitting, construction, and rights-of-way for such facilities.
|Department||Virginia State Corporation Commission|
|Division||Division of Energy Regulation|
|Address 2||1300 E. Main St.|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Va. Code 67-11|