On May 21, VACo provided a legislative briefing for members (via webinar) on recently adopted Virginia legislation related to utility-scale solar.
Several bills passed during the 2020 General Assembly Session that become law July 1 will change the landscape on how large-scale solar installations are taxed and permitted by Virginia’s counties. The purpose of legislative briefing is to provide a working understanding of how these changes will affect projects moving forward. Panelists include Delegate Steve Heretick, Delegate Keith Hodges, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade Angela Navarro, DMME Solar Programs Manager Carrie Hearne, Jeffrey Gore with Hefty, Wiley & Gore, and Joe Lerch, VACo Director of Local Government Policy.
VACo Contact: Joe Lerch, AICP
SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Webinar Video | Link to YouTube Video of Webinar
Utility-Scale Solar in VA | PRESENTATION
Angela Navarro | Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade | Commonwealth of Virginia
Carrie Hearne | Solar Program Manager | Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Local Taxation of Solar Equipment Land Use and Zoning | PRESENTATION
Joe Lerch | Director of Local Government Policy | VACo
Jeff Gore | Partner | Hefty Wiley & Gore
Delegate Steve Heretick | 79th District | Virginia House of Delegates
Delegate Keith Hodges | 98th District | Virginia House of Delegates
Thomas Swartzwelder | County Administrator | King and Queen County
HB 1675 – Host Locality Site Agreement in Qualified Opportunity Zones
WEBSITE LNK to interactive map of qualifying Opportunity Zones