Instead of using tiers or classes, West Virginia has a flat percentage target and uses multipliers for certain types of electric generation.
- One credit is received for each megawatt-hour of electricity generated from an alternative energy resource (as classified below).
- Two credits are received for each megawatt-hour of electricity generated from a renewable energy resource (as classified below)
- Three credits are received for each megawatt-hour of electricity generated from a renewable energy resource located on a reclaimed surface mine in West Virginia.
Electricity must be generated from a resource located either within West Virginia or in the PJM service territory.
January 1st through December 31st
An electric utility may bank credits and use them to meet requirements in a subsequent year.
Renewable Energy Sources
Renewable Energy Sources:
- Solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy
- Wind power
- Run-of-river hydropower
- Geothermal energy
- Recycled energy
- Biomass and biologically-derived fuels (as applicable)
Alternative energy sources:
- Coal technologies
- Coal bed methane
- Natural gas
- Gasified/liquefied coal
- Synthetic gas
- Integrated gasification combined cycle technologies
- Waste coal
- Tire-derived fuel
- Pumped storage hydro
Alternative Compliance Payments
The lesser of:
- $50 per credit
- 200 percent of the average market value of credits used for compliance in a given year