Policy setbacks slow Virginia’s momentum on shared solar – Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan, Energy News Network, April 7, 2022 – Republished with permission.

Advocates for access to long-awaited shared solar in Virginia continue to plug along despite being jolted by a pair of policy setbacks this winter.

For one, they fear a $55 monthly utility customer fee proposed in mid-February will quash a nascent residential program set to roll out in Dominion Energy territory next year.

Then, on the heels of that announcement, the General Assembly opted to deep-six three measures designed to spur shared solar in rural Virginia, replacing that legislation with yet more studies on the topic.

The takeaway? The State Corporation Commission will likely be determining the fate of Dominion’s program while that same regulatory body guides the outline of future shared solar options in the countryside. Read the full article.

Printed with permission obtained 7-28-22, per Kathryn Krawczyk, Energy News Network