Public schools and other government entities in Virginia are unable to take advantage of the cost-saving benefits of solar due to restrictive policies put in place by Appalachian Power.
Around this time of year, we usually offer a legislative preview, looking ahead at the issues that will arise in the upcoming session of the Virginia General Assembly. Recent events relate to some of those possible energy policy changes, thickening the plot and making this session one worth engaging in — especially for customers of Appalachian Power Company.
Appalachian Power Company seeks to add fees to its costumers who switch to solar energy, causing many to worry that this cost may discourage some from choosing this clean energy option.
Appalachian Power Company and Dominion Power released their electric power generation plans this July. While APC released a comprehensive energy generation plan plotting the next 15 years, Dominion released a short-term plan with different options.
Virginia’s second-largest electric utility wants permission to levy a charge on residential customers who produce their own power but remain connected to the grid.