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Mandate 821

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Small Renewable Energy Projects/Permit by Rule Process
Purpose of legislation
Increases the maximum rated capacity of solar and wind facilities that qualify as small renewable energy projects from 100 megawatts to 150 megawatts. Also provides that certain small renewable energy projects proposed, developed, constructed, or purchased by (i) a public utility if the project's costs are not recovered from Virginia jurisdictional customers under base rates, a fuel factor charge, or a rate adjustment clause or (ii) a utility aggregation cooperative, are eligible for a permit by rule and are exempt from environmental review and permitting by the State Corporation Commission.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 368 (2017)
VAC chapters to be amended
9 vac 15 - 40 : Small Renewable Wind Energy Projects Permit by Rule
9 vac 15 - 60 : Small Solar Renewable Energy Projects Permit Regulation
9 vac 15 - 70 : Small Renewable Energy Projects (Combustion) Permit by Rule Regulation
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
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