Renewable Energy Co-Location of Distribution Facilities (Virginia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia

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
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


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.

Policy Contact

Department Virginia State Corporation Commission
Division Division of Energy Regulation
Address Tyler Building
Address 2 1300 E. Main St.
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 67-11