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source accessed on 01/14/2029: https://www.scc.virginia.gov/pur/pilot.aspx
Bob Lazaro, the Executive Director at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, said, “The solar PPA program in Virginia no longer accepting new applications as the program has reached the arbitrary and minimal 50MW cap. Time to substantially increase or eliminate in its entirety and allow the free market to decide. Lifting cap for our local governments will allow them to invest in sustainability jobs and save taxpayer dollars.”
It is not acceptable to think that we could have solar on a large number of schools in one of the biggest school districts in the country, and that the project can’t go forward because of an arbitrary cap imposed by legislation that needs updating. This must be changed as soon as possible. Ipsun will be asking legislators to enact the Solar Freedom Bill and the Clean Economy Act in order to establish a PPA program that includes all types of customers and has no arbitrary cap.