Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Raleigh Slides

156 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Raleigh Slides

  1. 1. TopicsforDiscussion •Third-PartyOwnershipofDERsinVirginia •CleanPowerPlan •Permitting/CPCNRequirements •CommunitySolarConsiderations •CompetitiveBiddingRequirementsforUtility-ScaleProjects (Self-Buildv.PPAs) •BiomassConversionProject •WindPermitbyRule/SolarPermitbyRule
  2. 2. Third-PartyRenewableRetailSalesinVirginia -Overview: -WhileVirginiadoesnotprovideawhollycompetitiveenergymarket,optionsexistinVirginiaforalternativeenergysupply. -ExistingVirginiaStatutes: oVa.CodeSection§56-577(CompetitiveSupply) “OnlyindividualretailcustomersofelectricenergywithintheCommonwealth,regardlessofcustomerclass,whosedemandduringthemost recentcalendaryearexceededfivemegawattsbutdidnotexceedonepercentofthecustomer'sincumbentelectricutility'speakloadduringthe mostrecentcalendaryearunlesssuchcustomerhadnoncoincidentpeakdemandinexcessof90megawattsincalendaryear2006oranyyear thereafter,shallbepermittedtopurchaseelectricenergyfromanysupplierofelectricenergylicensedtosellretailelectricenergywithinthe Commonwealth…” “…IndividualretailcustomersofelectricenergywithintheCommonwealth,regardlessofcustomerclass,shallbepermitted…topurchase electricenergyprovided100percentfromrenewableenergyfromanysupplierofelectricenergylicensedtosellretailelectricenergywithinthe Commonwealth,otherthananyincumbentelectricutilitythatisnottheincumbentelectricutilityservingtheexclusiveserviceterritoryinwhich suchacustomerislocated,iftheincumbentelectricutilityservingtheexclusiveserviceterritorydoesnotofferanapprovedtariffforelectric energyprovided100percentfromrenewableenergy...” oVa.CodeSection56-594(NetMetering) Legislativeupdate(July1,2015):Increasedfrom500kWhto1MW,themaximumgeneratingcapacityofanelectricalgeneratingfacilityowned oroperatedbyanelectricutility’snonresidentialcustomerthatmaybeeligibletoparticipateintheutility’snetmeteringprogram. “Eligiblecustomer-generator”meansacustomerthatownsandoperates,orcontractswithotherpersonstoown,operate,orboth,an electricalgeneratingfacilitythathasacapacityofnotmorethan20kilowattsforresidentialcustomersandnotmorethanone megawattfornonresidentialcustomersonanelectricalgeneratingfacilityplacedinserviceafterJuly1,2015…”
  3. 3. Third-PartyRenewableRetailSalesinVirginia -ExistingVirginiaPrograms: -DominionPilotProgram–AllowsqualifiedcustomerstoenterintoaPowerPurchaseAgreementwithathirdparty renewableenergysupplier.Theenergysuppliedmustcomefromawindorsolargeneratorlocatedonthecustomer’s premise. -TechnologyLimits -Sizelimits -Customerlimits -SCCRegulatoryproceedings -APCOPPARider(PUE-2015-00040) -2016Legislation: -HouseBillNo.1286wasintroducedonJanuary20,2016. -Theproposedchangesprovideconsumersfullaccesstothirdpartyownedfinancingforon-siterenewableenergy, andeliminatesbarrierstomatchingon-sitegenerationwithon-sitedemand. -TheBillprovidesthesameaccesstofinancingasfoundin23otherstates. -TheBilldoesnotimpacttheexistingeconomicsorvaluefortheconsumerorfortheutility. -TheBillalsodoesNOTimpacttheutilities’operationsorinterconnectionproceduresinexistingstatutesand regulations.
  4. 4. Third-PartyRenewableRetailSalesinVirginia -2016DriversofThirdPartySales: -UserGroupRFP’s: -CouncilofIndependentCollegesinVirginia’sRFP: -IssuedNovember16,2015,responsesdueJanuary22,2016. -Goalofinstalling30MWofdistributedsolargenerationby2020atthecampusesofsomeofitsmembercolleges. -ITCExtension: -OnDecember18,2015,CongresspassedanextensionoftheSolarInvestmentTaxCredit. -Extendsthe30%ITCforbothresidentialandcommercialprojectsthroughtheendof2019;dropsthecreditto26%in 2020;dropsto22%in2021;dropspermanentlyto10%forcommercialprojectsand0%forresidentialprojects. -CleanPowerPlanImplementationinVirginia: -EmissionsStandardPlanv.StateMeasuresPlan -EmissionsStandardPlan:BasedonthesourceperformancestandardestablishedinthefinalEPAruleforaffectedcoal andnaturalgasunits.Renewableenergycouldsupplement. -StateMeasuresPlan:RelyonstateadoptedorsupportedmechanismssuchasRPSand/orenergyefficiencystandards tomeetthestategoal.
  5. 5. GuidelinesRegardingNoticeInformationfora ThirdPartyPPA OnMarch14,2013,theVirginiaGeneralAssemblyapprovedChapter382 requiringtheVirginiaStateCorporationCommissiontoconductarenewable energypilotprogramforthird-partypowerpurchaseagreementsandto establishcertainguidelinesregardingitsimplementation. PURPOSE SCCmustestablishguidelinesconcerning(i)informationtobeprovidedin writtennoticesand(ii)proceduresforcollectingandpostinginformation derivedfromsuchnoticestotheCommission’swebsite.
  6. 6. APPLICABILITY Applicabletoanyowneroroperatorofasolar-poweredorwind-powdered electricgenerationfacilitylocatedonpremisesownedorleasedbyaneligible customer-generator.Suchafacilityshallhavegenerationcapacityof50kWto 1MW.Aneligiblefacilityshallprovideelectricitytoonlyonecustomer. Theowner-operatorshallbepermittedtoselltheelectricitygeneratedfrom suchfacilityexclusivelytosucheligiblecustomer-generatorunderapower purchaseagreementtoprovidesucheligiblecustomer-generatorthird-party financingofthecostsofsucharenewablegenerationfacility. Thepilotprogramislimitedto50MW. GuidelinesRegardingNoticeInformationfora ThirdPartyPPA(cont’d)
  7. 7. CONTENTSOFFILING Theowner-operatorshallprovidewrittennoticetotheCommissionandthePilot Utilitynotlessthan30calendardaysbeforetheeffectivedateofsuchagreement andshallinclude,butnotbelimitedto,thefollowinginformation: Identityofowner-operatoroftherenewableelectricgenerationfacility; Thename,address,andundersealas“confidential”or“extraordinarily sensitive”information,thePilotUtilityelectricaccountnumberofthe eligiblecustomer-generator; Locationofthepremise(s)uponwhichtherenewableelectricgeneration facilitywillbeinstalled; Renewablesourceoftheelectricgenerationfacility; Generationcapacityoftherenewableelectricgenerationfacility expressedtintermsofkWsavailablefordeliverytotheend-under statedinalternatingcurrent(AC); Expecteddatethattheelectricgenerationfacilitywillbeplacedin service(“placedinservice”accordingto26U.S.C.§48) GuidelinesRegardingNoticeInformationfora ThirdPartyPPA(cont’d)
  8. 8. POSTINGANDTRACKINGVIASCCWEBSITE PROGRAMCAPMANAGEMENT TheCommissionbeganreviewofthepilotprogramin2015andwillcontinueeverytwoyears thereafter. Currently,thepilotisavailableonlyinDominion’sserviceterritory. DOMINIONPPAsUNDERCURRENTPROGRAM Since2013,notasinglefacilityhasgoneonline.Thereareseveralprojectsinthequeue. VASCCCaseNo.PUE-2011-00107PetitionforDeclaratoryJudgment GuidelinesRegardingNoticeInformationfora ThirdPartyPPA(cont’d)
  9. 9. Virginia:Proposedv.FinalTargetRates (poundspermegawatt-hour) 884 810 1047 934 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 InterimAverage(Pre-2030)Final(2030) Proposed Final
  10. 10. Virginia:Proposedv.FinalMassLimits(milliontons, existingunitsonly) 22.8 20.9 29.5 27.4 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 InterimAverage(Pre-2030)Final(2030) Proposed Final
  11. 11. Rate-BasedOptions National Subcategory EmissionRates •Coal: 1,6071,305 •Gas: 877771 (2022)(2030) StateEmission Rates •VirginiaCoal andGas: 1,120934 (2022)(2030) VariedEmission RatesAmongUnits •Overall,theState muststillachieve equivalentof eitherthestate ornational subcategory rates
  12. 12. Mass-BasedOptions ExistingVirginia UnitsOnly •VirginiaCoal andGas: 31.3million (2022) 27.4million (2030) •Less“leakage” adjustment ExistingandNew VirginiaUnits •Bringinginnew unitswould increase Virginia’smass limitbyless than0.5million “complement” StateMeasures •Mustachieve EPA’slimits;but, todoso,canuse measures implemented andenforceable onlyunderstate law
  13. 13. CPP-SixComplianceOptions Rate-Based(Intensity)Compliance#CO2/MWh 1.Stateaverageemissionsperformancerate(VA=934#/MWh) 2.Subcategorizedperformancerates(dualrate)TradingReady 771#/MWhgasCCunits 1305#/MWhsteamunits(coal,gasboiler,heavyoil) 3.Uniqueemissionperformancerates(nottoexceedstatelimit) Mass-BasedComplianceTonCap 1.EmissionsCap(existingunitsonly)TradingReady Leakage 2.EmissionCap(allunits)TradingReady IncludesnewCCs Approx1.4%increaseintotalcap(notperyearbuttotalentireperiod) 3.Statemeasuredapproach(uniqueapproach)
  14. 14. CPP-VirginiaBestComplianceOptions Rate-Based(Intensity)Compliance(#CO2/MWh) Subcategorizednationalperformancerates(dualrate) AllowsforgrowthwithinVirginia Tradingready CanearnGasShiftERCs BeneficialtoRenewableGeneratorsandEnergyEfficiency Helpspreserveoptionofnewnuclear Stakeholderscanplan Implementation:EM&Vandunittracking Mass-BasedCompliance(TonCap) EmissionsCap:existingunitsonly AllowsforgrowthwithinVirginia Tradingready CanearnGasShiftAllowances(assumingsetaside) Implementation:LessEM&VbutSetAsidesandLeakage
  15. 15. CPP-VirginiaBestComplianceOptions Arate-basedapproachmaybebetterforeconomic growth,betterforpromotingrenewablesandenergy efficiency,andbetterforcustomersandVA'seconomy. CurrentlyworkingaspartofastakeholderteamwithDEQ whoisevaluatingalloptions.Thismaychangeoncethefinal tradingrulesareknown.Anystate’spreferencewill dependonmanyfactors,includinggeneratingmix.
  16. 16. Dominion’sIRPofferedleast-cost“non-complaint”planthatreliedsolelyonnaturalgas- firedgeneration,aswellasfouralternateresourceplans–eachdesignedtocomplywiththe CleanPowerPlan–whichsomecalltheCarbonRule. Asoftheendoflastyear,Dominionhadsolarfacilitiesinserviceinsevenstates–from CaliforniatoConnecticut–withmoreindevelopment. Alltold,Dominionexpectstoinvestabout$3billioninvarioussolarprojects–inVirginia andbeyond–with$700millionslatedforprojectsthatwillgeneratepowerforitscustomers. Planscallfordevelopingmultiple,large-scalesolarprojectstotaling400megawattsof generatingcapacity.Theseprojectsshouldbeoperationalby2020andbecapableof producingenoughpowertosupplyabout100,000homes. CPP-VirginiaBestComplianceOptions
  17. 17. 162 VirginiaLegislation– •Chapter771ofthe2011VirginiaActsofAssembly •Chapter382ofthe2013VirginiaActsofAssembly •Chapters431and432ofthe2015VirginiaActsof Assembly RenewableDistributedEnergy
  18. 18. 163 VirginiaStateCorporationCommissionDockets– •PUE-2011-00117:DVPDGSolarPartnershipProgram •PUE-2012-00064:DVPDGSolarPurchaseProgram •PUE-2012-00142:DVPRenewableGenerationPilotProgram •PUE-2013-00045:3rdPartyRenewableGenerationPPAPilot Program •PUE-2015-00005:DVPDCSPilotProgram •PUE-2015-00006:DVPRemingtonSolarCPCN •PUE-2015-00040:APCoRenewableGenerationPilotProgram •PUE-2015-00057:AmendedNetMeteringRules •PUE-2015-00104:DVPSolarProjectsCPCN RenewableDistributedEnergy
  19. 19. CommunitySolarConsiderations -OverviewofCommunitySolar: -Anarrangementwhichallowsnumerouscustomerstoinvestinonesolarprojectandsharethebenefits (powerand/orfinancial)inreturn.Communitysolarallowsaccesstosolarenergybycustomerswhomay otherwiselacksufficientcapitaltoinstalltheirownsolarprojectsorwhosepropertymaybeunsuitablefor solarinstallation. -Models: -UtilitySponsoredModel:autilityprovidestheircustomerswiththeoptionofpurchasingrenewableenergy fromasharedgeneratingfacility. -On-BillCrediting:asharedgeneratingfacilityenablescustomerstoinvestinaportionofthesolarfacilityand receiveacreditforthatportionoftheenergyproductionfromthesolarfacilityontheirutilitybill. -SPEModel:customerscreateabusinessentitytodevelopasharedsolarfacility.
  20. 20. CommunitySolarConsiderations -Minnesota’sCommunitySolarProgram: -Enactedin2005,andsubsequentlyamended,theCommunity-BasedEnergyDevelopment(C-BED)Tariff(Minn.Stat. §216B.1612)providesthatatariffistobeestablishedto“optimizelocal,regional,andstatebenefitsfromrenewable energydevelopmentandtofacilitatewidespreaddevelopmentofcommunity-basedrenewnableenergyprojects throughoutMinnesota.” -TheC-BEDTariffprovidesthateachpublicutilityinMinnesotaisrequiredtofilewiththeMinnesotaPublicUtilities Commissiontocreatea20-yearpowerpurchaseagreementforcommunity-ownedrenewableenergyprojects. -TheC-BEDtariffratemustbehigherinthefirst10yearsofthePPAthanthefinal10years. -2009legislationrequiresallutilitiestofilestandardcontractswiththeCommissionforthepurchaseofelectricityfrom projectswitharatedcapacityof5MWorless. -Inorderforarenewableenergyprojecttobeconsideredcommunity-basedandeligibleforC-BEDtariffs: -(1)51%oftherevenuesfromthePPAmustflowtoMinnesota-basedownersandotherqualifyinglocalentities; -(2)nosinglewindprojectinvestorcanownmorethan15%ofaprojectconsistingoftwoormorewindturbines,exceptforlocal governmentswhichmaybethesoleownersofcommunity-basedprojects; -(3)theprojectmusthavearesolutionofsupportadoptedbythecountyboardofeachcountyinwhichtheprojectistobelocated, orinthecaseofaprojectlocatedwithintheboundariesofareservation,thetribalcouncilforthatreservation;and -(4)allownersofpropertytraversedbytransmissionlinesservingtheprojectmustbegiventheopportunitytoinvest. -[AsofSeptember2011,266.30MWofC-BEDprojectshadbeencompleted.]
  21. 21. CommunitySolarConsiderations -NewYork’sCommunitySolarProgram: -AspartoftheNYSUNInitiative,aimedatstimulatingNewYork’ssolarmarket,theNewYorkPublicService CommissionintroducedtheNY-SUNIncentiveProgramtohelpreducethecostsofinstallingsolarsystemsin NewYork. -Aspartofsuchefforts,theNYCommissionrecentlylaunchedCommunitySolarNY,aprogramwhichseeks tomakesolareasierandmoreaffordablethroughcommunity-driveninitiatives.Moreparticularly,the SharedRenewablesinitiative(alsoknownasCommunityDistributedGenerationorCommunityDG)provides opportunitiesforcustomerstoparticipatedirectlyinoff-siterenewableprojectsthroughnetmetering. -CommunityDGwasenabledbytheNYCommissionthroughitsJuly2015Order(Case15-E-0082). -Phase1ofCommunityDGbeganonOctober19,2015andallowsprojectstointerconnectifthey: -ArelocatedinthenewCommunityDGOpportunityZonesdesignedbytheutilities;or -Includelow-incomeresidentialcustomers,definedasacustomerparticipatinginaStateorutilityenergyassistance program,asatleast20%oftheprojectmembership. -CommunityDGprojectsmayinterconnectstatewidebeginningonMay1,2016.
  22. 22. CommunitySolarConsiderations -NewYork’sCommunitySolarProgram,continued: -Eachprojectmusthaveasponsor,whoownsoroperatestheproject,organizesthemembershipandcollaborates withtheutility. -Thesponsorwillprovidetheutilitywithalistofthemembersandtheirpercentallocationoftheproject’snet meteringcreditspriortointerconnection. -Eachprojectmusthaveatleast10members,andeachmembermustbeallocatedatleast1,000kWhperyear(not toexceedtheirhistoricaverageannualconsumption);provided,however,nomorethan40%oftheCommunityDG host’sexcessgenerationmayservememberswithanaveragemonthlypeakdemandof25kWorgreater. -ThetermsoftheCommunityDGmembership(e.g.,paymentstructure)aregovernedbytheagreementbetweenthe sponsorandmembers. -Netmeteringcreditsareallocatedtomemberseachmonthbasedonthepercentageprovidedtotheutilitybythe sponsor. Diagram:file:///C:/Users/bwortham/Downloads/Community- Distributed-Generation-Project-Developers.pdf
  23. 23. CommunitySolarConsiderations -Virginia’s2016CommunitySolarLegislation: -HouseBillNo.1285wasintroducedonJanuary20,2016. -Authorizesinvestor-ownedelectricutilitiesandelectriccooperativestoestablishacommunityenergyprogram. -Asubscriberacquiresasubscriptionthatentitlesthemtoaproportionalinterestinarenewableenergygenerationfacility andtheyreceivesacreditontheirelectricutilitybill. -SolarCo-OpsinVirginia: -Asolarco-opisagroupofhomeownersinadefinedgeographicareawhousetheircombinedbulkbuyingpowertoreceive discountsonthehomeowner’sindividualpurchaseofasolarsystemfortheirresidence.Theco-opgroupwillputoutarequest forproposalsfromsolarinstallers.Eachbidfromthesolarinstallerwillcontainasetpricepertheamountofsolartheinstaller wouldinstallontheindividualresidence’shome.Inotherwords,thisallowstheinstallerstomakeindividualizedproposalsto eachoftheco-opmembers.Theco-opmemberswillselectaninstallertoinstallthesystemsoneachofthehomes,pursuant towhicheachmemberwillenterintotheirowncontractwiththeinstaller.Inaddition,co-opmembershavethebenefitof workingwithagrouptopooleducationandguidancethroughouttheinstallationprocess. -Examples: -RichmondSolarCo-Op -MassanuttenSolarCo-Op -RockbridgeAreaSolarCo-Op
  24. 24. CompetitiveBiddingRequirementsforUtility-ScaleProjects -ExistingStatutoryRequirementstoAssessThird-PartyAlternatives: -Va.Code§56-585.1A6 -Va.Code§56-585.1D -What’shappenedrecently? -Dominion’s2015SolarRFP -ODECSolarRFP -Recentregulatoryproceedings? -RemingtonCase(PUE-2015-00006) -NewCPCNfilings(PUE-2015-00104) -WholesalePPAactivityinVirginia -Amazon’sfacilityinAccomackCounty -Clusterofprojects(250,000solarpanels)overapproximately900acresinAccomackCounty -80MW(AC)enoughtopower15,000homesayear(representsmorethan5timesofallthesolarenergycurrentlyinstalledin theCommonwealth) -AmazontopurchasetheenergygeneratedfromthefacilityaspartofAmazon’splantouserenewableenergyforallits infrastructure,includingmanydatacentersinNorthernVA -TobecompletedbyOctober2016
  25. 25. Biomass SUMMARY InJune2011,DominionfiledwiththeSCCanapplicationtoamendandreissue certificatesofpublicconvenienceandnecessityforapprovaltoconvertthreeelectric coal-firedgenerationfacilitiesintobiomass-burningfacilities.Theconversionwould decreasethenetcapacityratingforeachfacilityfrom63MWto51MW,but increaseexpectedenergyproduction. TheestimatedconstructioncostoftheConversionsisapproximately$165.8million, excludingfinancingcosts.Pursuantto§56-585.1A6oftheCodeofthe Commission’sRulesGoverningUtilityRateApplicationsandAnnualInformational Filings,theCompanyseeksapprovalofarateadjustmentclause,designatedRider B,fortherecoveryofcostsassociatedwiththeConversions.
  26. 26. Altavista,Hopewell,andSouthamptonPowerStationwereconventionalsteam unitswithcoalstokerboilersandassociatedequipment.Thestationswere convertedtoburnvirginbiomass,requiringmajorconversions: Thestationfuelhandlingequipmentwaschangedoutinitsentiretyto accommodatethedelivery,processing,anddistributionoffueltothe boilerstobeburned. Combustionsystemsandcomponentswerechanged/convertedto accommodatethenewfuel. AltavistabecameoperationalJuly12,2013,HopewellOctober18,2013,and SouthamptonNovember28,2013.Postcommissioning,Dominioncontinuesto identify,analyze,andresolveissuestooptimizeoperationofthesefacilities. Biomass(cont’d)
  27. 27. ParallelGeneration: InterconnectionwiththeGrid
  28. 28. ParallelGenerationwiththeGrid •UtilityConsiderations –Safety –Reliabilityofthegridforallcustomers –Gridmodificationsneededtoaccommodategenerator interconnection •RegulatedInterconnectionProcedures –Chapter314oftheVirginiaAdministrativeCode (distributionvoltage) –PJMOpenAccessTransmissionTariff(transmission voltage)
  29. 29. HighLevelViewofInterconnectProcess Chapter314&PJM -135BusinessDays Multiplestudiesmayberequired •CompletedRequest Form •ProofofSite Control •Fee/Deposit •Reviewapplication •Discusspotential scope •Determinescope, protection requirements,cost estimatesand constructiontime estimates •Interconnection Agreementexecution •Paymentofcharges •Constructionofrequired utilityupgrades •Utilitywitnessingof OperationalTeststo enableoperationof generationfacility ApproximateTimeFrames(inmonths) Interconnectionrequesttoexecutionofagreement7-12 Construction(dependingonrequirements determinedbystudies) 9-24 Totaltimefromrequesttocompletion16-36 Generator Interconnect Request& Analysis Customer Meeting StudyAgreement Execution& Payment Constructionof Interconnection Facilities
  30. 30. InterconnectionandNetMetering -ExistingRegulations: -20VAC-5-315(NetMeteredSystems) -TimingandNoticeissues -20VAC5-314(Non-NetMeteredSystems) -TimingandNoticeissues -2016Legislation: -HouseBillNo.1286wasintroducedonJanuary20,2016. -WouldcreatenewNet-Meteringclassificationof“eligiblemulti-metercustomer-generator.” -Facilitatenetmeteringforcustomerswithmultiplemetersthatarelocatedatseparatebutcontiguoussites toaggregateinasingleaccountfornetmeteringpurposes.
  31. 31. WindPermitbyRule/SolarPermitbyRule -VADEQPermitbyRuleOverview: -TheVirginiaDepartmentofEnvironmentalQuality(“DEQ”)wasinstructedbytheVirginiaGeneralAssemblytodeveloppermitbyrule (“PBR”)regulationstoimplementVirginia’s2009“SmallRenewableEnergyProjects”legislation(Va.Code§10.1-1197.6). -ThestatutemovedauthorityfromtheStateCorporationCommission(“SCC”)toDEQoverprotectionofnaturalresources(specifically wildlifeandhistoricresources)withrespecttorenewableenergyprojects. -DEQhasjurisdictiontoapprovePBRapplicationsforsolarprojectswitharatedcapacityof100megawattsorless,whiletheSCCretains jurisdictionforprojectswitharatedcapacityover100megawatts(i.e.alternativetoCPCNprocess). -Procedure: -9VAC15-60setsforththeprocedureandrequirementsforanowneroroperatorofasmallsolarenergyprojecttoapply foraPBR. -Theregulationprovides14basicapplicationrequirements. -Thesecriteriaincluderequirementssuchascertificationbythegoverningbodyofthelocalitywheretheprojectwillbelocatedthat theprojectcomplieswithallapplicablelanduseordinances,acopyofthefinalinterconnectionagreement,acertificationsignedby aprofessionalengineerlicensedinVirginiathatthemaximumgenerationcapacityoftheprojectdoesnotexceed100megawatts,an analysisofthebeneficialandadverseimpactsoftheproposedprojectonnaturalresources,acertificationthattheapplicanthas appliedforallnecessaryenvironmentalpermits,etc. -Theregulationsfurtherprovidethatwithin90daysofreceivingalloftherequireddocumentsandtheappropriatefee, DEQshalldetermine(afterconsultationwithotheragenciesintheSecretariatofNaturalResources)whetherthe applicationiscompleteandwhetheritmeetstherequirementsoftheregulations.IfDEQdeterminesthatitdoes,then DEQ“shallnotifytheapplicantinwritingthatheisauthorizedtoconstructandoperateasmallsolarenergyproject.”
  32. 32. WindPermitbyRule/SolarPermitbyRule -DEQ’sOverviewofProcedure: -RecentExample:Amazon’sFacilityinAccomackCounty -Timing -FinalPermit

×