WV State “Energy Plan 2013 – 2017″

by Duane Nichols on December 6, 2015

Hedgesville, WV -- 6 kv PV array via Mountain View Solar

WV Energy Plan — WV Division of Energy, Department of Commerce, Charleston, WV

The West Virginia Division of Energy is administratively within the WV Department of Commerce.  The latest five (5) year plan for the State of West Virginia is entitled:

Energy Plan 2013 – 2017, 402 pp. <Flip Book>

The full WV Energy Plan 2013 – 2017 as a PDF is here.

One appendix is:  “Renewable Energy Policy,” 76 pages <Flip Book>

Another appendix is: “Energy Efficiency Policy,” 96 pages <Flip Book>

These two appendices were prepared by the Center for Business and Economics Research (CBER) at Marshall University.

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Renewable Energy in West Virginia

Through the U.S. Department of Energy, the WV Division of Energy advances the use of West Virginia’s wind and other renewable resources. The division supports technical assistance to commercial power developers, technology projects involving liquid fuels developed from biomass and provides information to the general public on renewable energy applications.

For more information, follow the following links:  Solar EnergyWind EnergyHydro Energy,  or Biofuels

Following are examples of projects:

  • A detailed map of West Virginia identifying the most commercially feasible wind resource locations
  • Conferences for commercial wind power developers
  • Development of an organization to promote the commercial use of wind power
  • Support of a West Virginia University program to develop technology to use poultry and other wastes as a fuel source for biodiesel production

Contact: West Virginia Division of Energy at (800) 982-3386 or (304) 558-2234.

See also:  U.S. DOE Wind and Hydropower Technologies

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What assistance is available for commercial wind developments in West Virginia?

A. The Energy Efficiency Program can assist developers by providing detailed wind maps, interfacing with West Virginia utilities and contacting local economic developers.

Q. Can I save money by utilizing renewable measures in my home?

A. Passive solar applications are generally cost-effective. Residential wind and photovoltaic (solar) applications are difficult to justify on the basis of cost.

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See also: www.FrackCheckWV.net

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