The Virginia Energy Plan

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)

The plan assesses the adequacy of Virginia's primary energy sources and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution resources. Renewable sources of energy provided approximately 3 percent of electricity generated in-state. Virginia will need to grow its energy supply by 14.6 percent (397.8 trillion Btus) to meet the growing energy demand through 2020. The Energy Plan recommends that the Commonwealth increase in-state production of energy by 20 percent over the next 10 years. It also recommends that the state should support the private sector’s efforts to grow Virginia’s offshore wind development and supply chain industries, through the work of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium (VCERC) and the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA); and by working with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to streamline the federal offshore wind leasing process.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 1, 2010
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