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PPAs will expand access to affordable energy for West Virginia communities, businesses, tax-exempt entities, and low-income families.

Our lawmakers have a no-cost way to empower more West Virginians to benefit from affordable distributed energy. Current law forbids us from entering into Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) to buy energy from renewable or alternative energy resources. Legalizing these agreements will help West Virginia communities, families, businesses, and nonprofits:

  • Install on-site energy generation facilities with little to no upfront cost

  • Lower electric bills from day one

  • Lock in affordable long-term electricity rates

  • Avoid utility rate increases

  • Stabilize monthly budget expenditures

In addition, PPAs will expand economic development, create good local jobs, and attract employers to locate and invest in West Virginia. Urge your legislators to support legalizing PPAs.