April 1, 2021
Virginia Streamlines Battery Storage Permitting
Status: Signed by the Governor
HB 2148 adds battery storage projects up to 150 MW to the state’s “permit-by-rule” process administered by the Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”). The permit-by-rule provides a simple, low-cost, and streamlined method for permit approval that avoids the need for storage developers to apply for a permit with the State Corporation Commission (“SCC”).