20 Va. Admin. Code § 5-342-10 - Applicability

Current through Register Vol. 38, No. 3, September 27, 2021

A. This chapter is promulgated pursuant to the provisions of § 56-585.1:12 of the Code of Virginia. The provisions of this chapter apply to investor-owned utilities as defined in 20VAC5-342-20, subscriber organizations, and subscribers and govern the development of shared solar facilities and participation in the multi-family shared solar program.
B. Customers participating in this program shall remain in their present customer class but may not participate in the shared solar program, pursuant to Chapters 1238 and 1264 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly, or the net metering program, pursuant to 20VAC5-315-10, while participating in this program.
C. Any shared solar facility may colocate on the same parcel of land as another shared solar facility only if such facilities are owned by the same entity and do not exceed an accumulative maximum capacity of 5,000 kW alternating current in the aggregate. Such facilities will also be responsible for any special interconnection arrangements with the utility.
D. The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to prohibit the utility, in emergency situations, from taking actions it is otherwise authorized to take that are necessary to ensure public safety and reliability of the distribution system. The commission, upon a claim of inappropriate action or its own motion, may investigate and take such corrective actions as may be appropriate.
E. Any request for a waiver of any provision in this chapter shall be considered by the commission on a case-by-case basis and may be granted upon such terms and conditions as the commission may impose.


20 Va. Admin. Code § 5-342-10
Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 11, eff. 1/1/2021.

Statutory Authority: § 12.1-13 and 56-585.1:12 of the Code of Virginia.

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