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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 20. Public Utilities And Telecommunications
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 335. Regulations Governing the Deployment of Energy Storage
6/23/2024

20VAC5-335-30. Minimum interim targets for energy storage deployment by Phase I and Phase II Utilities.

A. A Phase I Utility shall petition the commission for any necessary approvals to construct or acquire the level of energy storage power rating by the following dates:

1. By December 31, 2025, 25 megawatts;

2. By December 31, 2030, an additional 125 megawatts for a total of 150 megawatts; and

3. By December 31, 2035, an additional 250 megawatts for a total of 400 megawatts.

B. A Phase II Utility shall petition the commission for any necessary approvals to construct or acquire the level of energy storage power rating by the following dates:

1. By December 31, 2025, 250 megawatts;

2. By December 31, 2030, an additional 950 megawatts for a total of 1,200 megawatts; and

3. By December 31, 2035, an additional 1,500 megawatts for a total of 2,700 megawatts.

C. At least 35% of energy storage facilities placed into service by a Phase I or Phase II Utility shall be (i) purchased by the Phase I or Phase II Utility from a party other than the utility, or (ii) owned by a party other than the Phase I or Phase II Utility with the capacity from such facilities sold to the utility. The 35% threshold shall also apply to each interim target identified in this section.

D. Any type of energy storage technology shall count toward the interim targets set forth in subsections A and B of this section.

E. Each Phase I or Phase II Utility shall report on its plan to meet these interim targets and its progress toward meeting these interim targets in the proceedings established by § 56-585.5 D 4 and §§ 56-597 through 56-599 of the Code of Virginia, consistent with the requirements of each respective statute.

Statutory Authority

§§ 12.1-13 and 56-585.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 10, eff. January 1, 2021.

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