West Virginia solar advocates convince Public Service Commission to change registration process

September 23, 2017 Policy wins, West Virginia
New policy promotes solar in West Virginia

In 2014, Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia (then known as WV SUN) organized a campaign to facilitate public comment on a West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) case to establish a registration process for solar homeowners who wanted to sell renewable energy credits. Previously, only utility-owned power plants were able to do so. Solar homeowners wanted to participate as well. Our surge of comments encouraged the PSC to approve a new process for homeowner registration. This policy has been key to scaling rooftop and community-owned solar in the state.