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Eric Hurlocker Named to State Panel Studying Solar Power Issues

RICHMOND, VA, April 30, 2014 — Eric Hurlocker, a founding partner of GreeneHurlocker PLC, has been named to the Small Solar Working Group (SSWG) Stakeholder Group on Distributed Solar Generation and Net Metering formed to advise the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy and the Department of Environmental Quality, reports Brian Greene co-managing partner of the firm.

Hurlocker has focused his practice on advising clients in the areas of energy law, as well as commercial transactions and general corporate work for energy and technology companies, manufacturers and services providers for the past twenty years. He graduated from the University of Richmond, was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and earned his law degree from the University’s School of Law, magna cum laude.

The SSWG was established at the request of stakeholders and with DEQ Director David Paylor’s support. It began meeting in the summer of 2013. It is now comprised of approximately 50 representatives from the solar industry, utilities, conservation groups, local government, state agencies, and academia. The goal of the group is informally and collaboratively to seek common ground in encouraging solar development in Virginia, in keeping with the Commonwealth’s energy policy.

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Virginia Senate Asks for Solar Power Study

As a result of certain resolutions that were considered in this year’s General Assembly session, the Virginia State Senate requested that the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) study the costs and benefits of distributed solar power generation and net metering.

The DMME combined the required Stakeholder Group on Distributed Solar Energy and Net Metering with the Small Solar Working Group (SSWG), which was established in 2013 at the request of stakeholders and with DEQ Director David Paylor’s support. It is now comprised of about 50 representatives from the solar industry, utilities, conservation groups, local government, state agencies, and academia. The goal of the Stakeholder Group is informally and collaboratively to seek common ground in encouraging solar development in Virginia, in keeping with the Commonwealth’s energy policy.

DEQ and DMME staff members serve as neutral facilitators and do not take positions, lobby on behalf of the SSWG, or operate in their regulatory capacity. The first meeting of the combined group was April 28 in Charlottesville. I am honored to have been asked to be on the Stakeholder Group and hope that my long experience in the fields of energy regulation, renewable and solar power generation, and the structuring of complex commercial transactions can be of assistance to this important discussion and study.

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