Solar Planning Workshop

April 13, 2018

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American Legion Post 247 - 11420 James Madison Hwy., Remington, VA 22734

Solar Planning WorkshopFriday, April 13th | 9AM to Noon

American Legion Post 247
11420 James Madison Highway
Remington, VA 22734 (Google Map)

Jointly hosted by the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission and Piedmont Environmental Council, this free half-day workshop will provide perspectives from local governments, state and regional agencies, and non-profit organizations on various topics related to planning for solar energy in Virginia’s Piedmont region.

Registration is requested in advance at

Preliminary Agenda     8:30     Registration & Light Refreshments
9:00     Welcome & Introductions – James Crozier, Chairman, RRRC
9:05     Overview of Solar in Virginia – Kaitlin Savage, Solar Research Institute
9:20     Solar Regulations & Permitting – Mary Major, Virginia DEQ
9:45     Implications for Local Governments – Joe Lerch, Virginia Association of Counties
10:30   Local Planning Case Studies – Anne Ducey-Ortiz, Gloucester County & Beth Lewis, Southampton County
11:10   Promoting Residential Solar – Robert Lazaro, NVRC & Bri West, PEC
11:40   Transforming Brownfields into Solar – Vince Maiden, Virginia DEQ
12:00   Wrap-up and Concluding Remarks