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Water-Power Development, Conservation of Hydroelectric Power Dams and Works (Virginia)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Industrial
Investor-Owned Utility
Municipal/Public Utility
Rural Electric Cooperative
Systems Integrator
Utility
Program Info
State 
Virginia
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Virginia State Corporation Commission

It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to encourage the utilization of its water resources to the greatest practicable extent, to control the waters of the Commonwealth, and also to construct or reconstruct dams in any rivers or streams within the Commonwealth for the generation of hydroelectric energy for use or sale in public service. The State Corporation Commission is responsible for regulating the development of waters of the Commonwealth. A license from the Commission is required prior to the construction or reconstruction of any dam in the Commonwealth that will be used for the generation of hydroelectric energy. This legislation contains additional information on the siting, permitting, and licensing of hydroelectric dams.