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Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority

    Reference:
    » Code ยง 67-1501
  • Description: Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Development Authority is created as a body corporate and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth and as such shall have, and is vested with, all of the politic and corporate powers as are set forth in this chapter. The Authority is established for the purposes of facilitating, coordinating, and supporting the development, either by the Authority or by other qualified entities, of the solar energy industry and solar energy projects by developing programs that increase the availability of financing for solar energy projects, facilitate the increase of solar energy generation systems on public and private sector facilities in the Commonwealth, promote the growth of the Virginia solar industry, and provide a hub for collaboration between entities, both public and private, to partner on solar energy projects. The Authority may also consult with research institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and stakeholders as the Authority deems appropriate.
  • Expiration Date: July 1, 2025
  • Qualifications: Citizen members may include representatives of solar businesses, solar customers, renewable energy financiers, state and local government solar customers, and solar research academics.
  • Staff Contact:

    Al Christopher, Director, Division of Energy, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
    Al.Christopher@dmme.virginia.gov

Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Jon F. Hillis Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2019
The Honorable John "Jack" H. Rust, Jr. Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2018
Mr. Ryan L. Dunn Speaker of the House Expires 06/30/2021
Ken Hutcheson Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2018
Katharine Bond Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2019
8 Citizens Governor  
Andrew T. Lamar Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2020
Vacancy    
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 0 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 0 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 15
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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