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Overview of Virginia's Energy Storage Regulations

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Video Summary: Brad Nowak and Bob Riley, co-chairs of Williams Mullen’s Renewable Energy Practice, discuss the background of the energy storage provisions in the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) and definitions of various energy and energy storage terms. This program covers an overview of energy storage regulations, including the minimum interim targets for energy storage deployment by Appalachian Power (APCo) and Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion), the licensing of energy storage aggregators, and the application process for permitting of non-utility energy storage facilities. Finally, this program explains that the Permit by Rule (PBR) process has been expanded by HB 2148 (effective January 1, 2022) to include energy storage facilities, and how this expansion will affect the battery storage development industry.  Followed by questions and answers.

Effective as of January 1, 2021, the Virginia State Corporation Commission adopted Regulations Governing the Deployment of Energy Storage (the “Storage Rules”). The Storage Rules were promulgated pursuant to the Virginia Clean Economy Act of 2020.

Join us on Wednesday, April 28, from 11:00 – 11:30 am (ET) for an informative webinar on the new Storage Rules, including permitting of energy storage projects in Virginia. The webinar will be hosted by Brad Nowak and Bob Riley, energy partners and co-chairs of Williams Mullen’s Solar & Energy Storage Practice Group.

You will learn about:

  • Permitting of Energy Storage Facilities pursuant to the Storage Rules
  • Minimum Targets for Energy Storage Deployment by Dominion and Appalachian Power, including issuance of competitive procurements
  • Licensing of Energy Storage Aggregators
  • Recent legislation expanding the small renewable energy project Permit by Rule (PBR) to include energy storage systems

Q&A will follow the speakers’ presentations. If you would like to submit a question, please email

Contact: Stephanie Simpson | Senior Event Planner | Email

Disclaimer: This webinar is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor automatically form an attorney-client relationship with participants.