Update to the 2014 VIRGINIA ENERGY PLAN
The Commonwealth has seen significant activity in the areas of focus laid out in the 2014 Plan:
- Strategic Growth in the Energy Sector,
- Best-in-Class Infrastructure,
- Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology, and
- Talent Development in the Energy Sector.
The Governor is driving results within the energy sector that create jobs and helps grow the Virginia economy. Since coming into office, he has attracted $500 million in capital investment in the clean energy industry and has supported projects that could generate thousands of direct jobs and billions more in capital investment. This report provides a summary of the momentum built and results achieved since 2014.
2014 Virginia Energy Plan
The 2014 Virginia Energy Plan is intended to provide a strategic vision for energy policy in the Commonwealth. This plan has been developed in accordance with Chapter 2 of Title 67 of the Code of Virginia. Per the statute, the Division of Energy of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is the agency tasked with releasing the Virginia Energy Plan.
The 2014 Energy Plan is composed of the executive summary, twelve sections and two appendices shown at the right. Sections 1-11 provide a snapshot of current energy assets in the Commonwealth.
The plan also fulfills the statutory language added during the 2014 General Assembly session requiring analysis of any proposed rule promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency related to the regulation of carbon emissions at existing fossil fuel power generating stations. The analysis can be found in the Appendix A.
The 2014 Virginia Energy Plan has been constructed to provide a comprehensive view of where Virginia has been and currently is in terms of its energy assets, and it charts a path forward for energy policy in the Commonwealth.