WVEC Action Alert

Take Action on PPAs

West Virginia Environmental Council
West Virginia Environmental Council
Action Alert
Feb 18, 2019 View / Comment Online



Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) will expand access to affordable energy for West Virginia communities, businesses, tax-exempt entities, and low-income families.

Our lawmakers have a no-cost way to empower more West Virginians to benefit from affordable distributed energy. Current law forbids us from entering into Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to buy energy from renewable or alternative energy resources. Legalizing these agreements will help West Virginia communities, families, businesses, and nonprofits:

  • Install on-site energy generation facilities with little to no upfront cost
  • Lower electric bills from day one
  • Lock in affordable long-term electricity rates
  • Avoid utility rate increases
  • Stabilize monthly budget expenditures

In addition, PPAs will expand economic development, create good local jobs, and attract employers to locate and invest in West Virginia. Urge your legislators to support legalizing PPAs.

Act Now

Urge Senate President Mitch Carmichael to support the PPA bill

Please call Senate President Mitch Carmichael at (304) 357-7801 and urge him to support the pro-jobs and pro-business Senate Bill 409 that legalizes Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for on-site renewable and alternative energy generation facilities in West Virginia. The bill is in the Energy, Industry and Mining committee. This widely used financing mechanism helps businesses, local governments, families, and tax-exempt institutions like schools and churches take control of their energy costs. PPAs will expand economic development, create good local jobs, and attract employers to locate and invest throughout West Virginia – all without raising rates or hiking taxes.

Can’t make a call? You can submit the form on this page to contact Carmichael! Better yet, add a personal message to let him know how PPAs will benefit your family, business, or local community.


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