Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) are a widely available method to finance distributed energy generation projects such as rooftop solar panels or landfill bio-gas. These agreements are legal in at least 26 states, including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Georgia, but are NOT available in West Virginia. Read below to learn how PPAs work, who can use them, why they benefit customers, and how they can benefit all West Virginians. DOWNLOAD AN INFO SHEET ON PPAs.

How PPAs work

  • A tax-paying third-party developer installs, owns, and operates a distributed energy system on a customer’s property

  • Customer purchases the system’s electric output at a fixed rate – generally lower than that of the local electric utility – for a predetermined time period, usually 15-25 years

  • Eligible energy resources include but are not limited to solar, wind, run-of-river hydropower, geothermal, biomass, natural gas, and combined heat/power (CHP)

Who can utilize a PPA


How PPAs Benefit customers

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How PPAs Benefit west Virginia