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Power Purchase Agreements are a way to finance solar installations. They are not yet legal in West Virginia.

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PPAs are a no-cost way to empower more West Virginians to benefit from solar. Current law forbids us from entering into solar PPAs to buy solar energy. Legalizing these agreements will help West Virginia communities, businesses, and nonprofits:

  • Install solar 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, solar 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 using the form at the right of this page. Tell them why you support more solar in West Virginia.

Click here to learn more about PPAs.

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Hello, my name is ________________. I’m a West Virginia resident and I’m calling to urge Chairman Swope to place SB 611 on the Senate Economic Development Committee agenda as soon as possible. I also hope he will sign on to sponsor and support this legislation. SB 611 legalizes on-site Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for renewable and alternative energy facilities.

PPAs are legal in nearly 30 U.S. states. This includes our neighbors Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. On-site PPAs will let businesses, homeowners, and institutions install renewable and alternative energy generation facilities. These facilities include solar arrays and landfill biodigesters. PPAs allow customers to make these improvements at little or no upfront cost.

PPAs benefit consumers by:

Thank you for taking time to chat with me today and for passing along my message to Chairman Swope.