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  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

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