The SCC gave the utility 90 days to correct and refile an integrated resource plan based on PJM forecasts.
A Prince William County project offers hope that Virginia solar developers can navigate land-use politics in the region.
Virginia’s start, stop and start-again relationship with offshore wind hasn’t scared off entrepreneur Scott Chierepko. The retired Navy SEAL is aiming to construct the premier safety training facility for workers charged with installing and maintaining turbines destined for the East Coast — and beyond. As early as next year, he’s hoping to break ground on 25 acres near Virginia Beach, a region with the potential to be the jobs, training and manufacturing wheelhouse of Virginia’s nascent offshore wind industry. The training niche he wants to fill is just one piece of the larger puzzle of how to build out the state’s wind workforce. “We want to be the company that is the go-to globally for offshore energy safety training,” he says about the $20 million to $30 million enterprise he and a business partner have been fine-tuning for about four years.
When Lynn and Bill Limpert bought 120 pristine acres in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains in 2009, the only construction project they expected to handle was building their retirement home.
The state will invest $14 million into a public-private partnership with a West Coast charging station developer.