20 Va. Admin. Code § 5-342-100 - Licensing exemption process for subscriber organizations

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

A. Each entity seeking to conduct business as a subscriber organization that provides less than a total of 500 kW AC solar at any one location or multiple locations shall provide notice to the commission prior to commencing any business operations. Each entity must notify the commission at PURUtilityReports@scc.virginia.gov and contemporaneously provide a copy of the information to the investor-owned utility. If the applicant becomes aware of any material changes to any information within the application, the applicant shall inform the commission within 10 calendar days. Notices shall include the following information:
1. Legal name of the applicant, as well as any trade names.
2. Physical business addresses and telephone numbers of the applicant's principal office and all offices in Virginia.
3. A description of the applicant's authorized business structure.
4. Name and business address of all principal entity officers and directors.
5. If a foreign corporation, a copy of the applicant's authorization to conduct business in Virginia from the commission or if a domestic corporation, a copy of the certificate of incorporation from the commission.
6. A list of the states, if any, in which the applicant and the applicant's affiliates conduct business related to participation in a multi-family shared solar program, the names under which such business is conducted, and a description of the business conducted.
7. Name, title, and address of the applicant's registered agent in Virginia for service of process.
8. Name, title, address, telephone number, and email address of the applicant's liaison with the commission.
9. Sufficient information to demonstrate viability to provide said service to its subscribers. (i.e., location and size of the solar installation, expected number of subscribers, expected in-service date, identity of solar developer and operator, contract term, facility maintenance agreement, revenue source, description of facility financing, nonprofit certification, etc.)
10. A copy of the applicant's dispute resolution procedure, including a telephone number.
11. A copy of the applicant's proposed standard agreement it plans to use with prospective subscribers.
12. A $100 notice fee payable to the commission.
13. Disclosure of any civil, criminal, or regulatory sanctions or penalties imposed or in place within the previous five years against the applicant.
14. An affidavit from an appropriate officer of the applicant certifying that the applicant will indemnify and hold harmless any and all subscribers from and against claim, damage, loss, and expense arising out of the applicant's negligence or misconduct.
B. An officer with appropriate authority shall attest that all information supplied on the notice is true and correct and that the applicant will abide by all applicable laws of the Commonwealth and regulations of the commission.
C. Notification to the commission is required for transfer or assignment of said services to any third party.
D. The commission may impose conditions on any terms it determines are appropriate.


20 Va. Admin. Code § 5-342-100
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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