Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Energy Storage Facilities Permit by Rule [9 VAC 15 ‑ 100]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Chapter 419, 2021 Acts of Assembly Special Session I, includes in the definition of a "small renewable energy project" certain energy storage facilities and projects that include storage facility components. Such facilities are eligible for special permitting, review, and inspection requirements. The bill directs the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate initial regulations to implement the provisions of the bill by January 1, 2022.
State Authority Chapter 419, 2021 Acts of Assembly Special Session I
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Meet the requirements of Chapter 419, 2021 Acts of Assembly Special Session I
2) Expand the small renewable energy permit by rule (PBR) program to cover small electrical storage projects
3) Simplify and shorten the permitting process for small electrical storage facilities

Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan Tripp  / Renewable Energy PBR Coordinator
Address: 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)664-3470    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
PBR regulation for Energy Storage - Adoption
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2022.