WVEC Action Alert

Power Purchase Agreements on Agenda this Wednesday!

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
Action Alert
Feb 3, 2020 View / Comment Online



We have been working hard to strengthen solar development in West Virginia and are excited to announce that our Senate Bill legalizing on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) is on the Senate Economic Development agenda this Wednesday afternoon!

SB 611 is a common and powerful way to finance energy projects, like solar arrays!

The bill was introduced and single referenced to the Senate Economic Development Committee. Once passed, it will go straight to the Senate floor. We need your help to convince the committee members to vote YES on the bill.

All West Virginians should have the right to choose where our electricity comes from! On-site PPAs will allow homeowners, businesses, and tax-exempt institutions like schools, churches, hospitals, and non-profits to:

  • access affordable renewable energy with little to no upfront cost;
  • lower electric bills from day one;
  • avoid utility rate hikes; and
  • stabilize monthly budgets.

Legalizing on-site PPAs will benefit our state by:

  • creating good, local jobs;
  • encouraging homegrown entrepreneurship; and
  • attracting employers to locate and invest here.

And it will do all this without raising rates or hiking taxes!

Ask the members of the Economic Development committee to vote YES on SB611. You can copy and paste this list of emails to send a personal email to all committee members:

chandler.swope@wvsenate.gov, kenny.mann@wvsenate.gov, mike.azinger@wvsenate.gov, stephen.baldwin@wvsenate.gov, sue.cline@wvsenate.gov, bill.hamilton@wvsenate.gov, william.ihlenfeld@wvsenate.gov, glenn.jeffries@wvsenate.gov, john.pitsenbarger@wvsenate.gov, rollan.roberts@wvsenate.gov, mike.romano@wvsenate.gov, ron.stollings@wvsenate.gov, eric.tarr@wvsenate.gov, mike.woelfel@wvsenate.gov

Thank you for taking action to support solar in West Virginia. We are working with West Virginians for Energy Freedom and Solar United Neighbors to get this bill passed!

Click here to thank Senator Swope for placing the bill on the agenda!  Or email him at chandler.swope@wvsenate.gov.

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