Utility Scale Solar Energy Development in West Virginia

by Duane Nichols on June 16, 2022

State of WV has authorized 50 MW of Solar Energy per Utility

SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM OF FirstEnergy Including Mon Power & Potomac Edison

As part of our ongoing effort to support reliable electricity and economic development in West Virginia, FirstEnergy is in the process of developing a first phase of solar energy facilities that will generate approximately 50 megawatts of power. The program is designed to encourage economic development in West Virginia and help us meet the growing demand for renewable energy by our residential, commercial and industrial customers.

The energy generated from our solar facilities will be available for purchase via Solar Renewable Energy Credits by Mon Power customers or Potomac Edison customers located in West Virginia.

If you would like to sign up to learn more about FirstEnergy’s solar program and subscribe, please fill out the fields below and submit your information.

SOLAR ENERGY FORM: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/mon_power/wv-solar-program.html


SEE ALSO ~ Delegate Evan Hansen, Regarding the Legislative Energy Committee Meeting, June 15, 2022

Yesterday’s Energy Committee meeting focused on solar was…interesting. The good news is that West Virginia’s utilities are moving forward with their first large solar projects and report strong interest in solar electricity from their customers, including industrial customers that demand large amounts of renewable energy. This was the argument we made when passing SB 583 in 2020.

But several legislators tried to focus the hearing on the benefits of burning more coal — when 1/3 of the U.S. population (including much of West Virginia) was under heat warnings and advisories for triple-digit-high temperatures and more than 33 large fires were burning across five states and more than 1 million acres.

Thankfully, individuals and businesses want to be part of the solution to climate change, and state policy is slowly moving in that direction despite objections from legislators committed to the status quo.

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