August 14, 2020
ESA Proposes Regulations to Implement Energy Storage Targets in Virginia
Today, ESA proposed regulatory language to the Virginia Corporation Commission in line with our prior recommendations in Case No. PUR-2020-00120 on implementing the state’s energy storage target. The proposed regulations create a new chapter of the state’s Administrative Code to implement the energy storage procurement requirements of the Virginia Clean Economy Act and include sections providing definitions; structuring target design; specifying annual utility reporting requirements; requiring cost-benefit analysis; updates to procurement processes; and guidance on behind-the-meter, non-wires alternatives, and peak demand reduction programs. Additionally, ESA proposes an amendment to existing regulations to make resource planning more transparent and auditable.