April 1, 2021

Virginia Streamlines Battery Storage Permitting

HB 2148

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”).

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