Critics wanted the state Utilities Commission to gather more evidence before deciding on the long-range resource plan.
Utility regulators’ move to create a formal long-term energy planning process could lead to a shake-up in the Southeast’s electricity mix.
Multiyear ratemaking should be paired with performance goals or metrics that encourage clean energy, groups say.
The state’s property assessed clean energy law requires local governments to pass ordinances to establish the program.
Danville, Virginia, is in the midst of an economic and civic revival that’s powered in part by new solar projects.