West Virginia Energy Plan


Read the legislation defining the West Virginia Energy Plan process.

Elements of the State Energy Plan

The State of West Virginia's 2018-2022 State Energy Plan will provide analysis and make policy recommendations to guide the state in reliably meeting its future energy needs in a cost-effective and sustainable manner while fostering an innovative clean energy economy. The plan is updated every five years.

Meetings in Morgantown and Huntington will invite public comment on the State Energy Plan. The meetings will include discussion of increased energy efficiency, traditional fossil energy forms and renewable energy.

Energy stands as one of the strengths of West Virginia's economy. The state is taking a lead in meeting the country's energy needs through traditional resources and advanced technology. Plan recommendations will cover coal, natural gas and oil, electric power, energy efficiency, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, landfill gas and poultry litter. The state is committed to achieving a comprehensive energy policy and plan that is technically feasible, environmentally responsible and financially sound for the benefit of all West Virginians.

Public Participation

Development of the State Energy Plan will be directed by the West Virginia Office of Energy. This website and two public meetings will invite public comment.

Schedule of meetings

2-4 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Marshall University
Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall
Room 113
519 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25703

2-4 p.m., Thursday, September 28, 2017
WVU's Erickson Alumni Center
Room 110
1 Alumni Drive
Morgantown, WV 26504

Submit public comments

Email address: energyplancomments@wv.gov


Transcripts from speakers at public meetings

Energy Plan Public Comments

Public Comments

09-28-17 Morgantown
10-30-17 Morgantown
Comments on WV 2018-2022 Energy Plan
Pickering Comments
5-Year Energy Plan Draft Report Comments
Energy Plan Comments - EEWV
First Energy comments
WV Energy Plan Policy Options

Energy Plan News

Charleston Newspaper
Dominion Post
Register Herald



Energy Opportunities Document recommendations provided by WVU and Marshall

Fossil Fuel Opportunities for West Virginia: 2017 Update
Energy Efficiency in West Virginia: Research for 5-Year Energy Plan
Renewable Energy in West Virginia: Research for 5-Year Energy Plan

Plan Archives

2013-2017 State Energy Plan
2008-2012 State Energy Plan