Social Media Icons DEQ Facebook DEQ Twitter DEQ Instagram DEQ LinkedIn

Renewable Energy Permit by Rule Listing

DEQ notifies the owner/operator in writing of authorization to construct and operate a renewable energy project. Below is a list of small renewable energy projects meeting the requirements for a permit by rule (PBR) under 9VAC15-40 (wind) or 9VAC15-60 (solar) issued within the last year. All small renewable energy PBRs are listed in an Excel workbook which is updated as new PBRs are issued. To view a copy of the authorization letter for each facility click the hyperlink in the facility name in the spreadsheet.

Tips on Using the PBR Excel Workbook

Sorting Data

For ease of use, the data in the PBR Excel workbook is sorted five different ways:

  • Tab 1: Project Name - sorted A to Z
  • Tab 2: Developer Name - sorted A to Z
  • Tab 3: PBR Issue date - sorted newest to oldest
  • Tab 4: Megawatts - highest to lowest
  • Tab 5: Acreage - highest to lowest
  • Tab 6: County - sorted A to Z

If you do not see six tabs at the bottom of the Excel spreadsheet, ensure that the Show sheet tabs option is selected. To verify this, click File> Options> Advanced. Go to section, Display options for this workbook. Make sure the Show sheet tabs box is checked.


Filtering Data

Excel's Autofilter is activated in the PBR workbook to provide a number of filter options for the data (a small, down-pointing arrow will be located beside each column name). For example, to filter on the City/County column:

  1. click the down arrow beside City/County to active the filter list
  2. uncheck the Select all box at the top of list
  3. scroll down and check the box in front of Westmoreland
  4. click ok to see filtered results, which should only include facilities in Westmoreland Co.

To remove the filter:

  1. click the down arrow beside City/County
  2. highlight and click Clear Filter From "City/County"

The Microsoft Office website explains additional ways to filter data.


For questions regarding the PBR Excel spreadsheet, please contact Susan Tripp. If you have any questions or require further information regarding DEQ's Renewable Energy Program, please contact Beth Major  at (804) 698-4423.

footer divider
footer divider
footer divider
Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

Some resources on this website require Adobe Reader and Flash Player, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel. If you wish to receive this content in an accessible format pursuant to Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. ยง 794 (d)), please call 800-592-5482. In addition, this website includes hyperlinks to websites neither controlled nor sponsored by DEQ or the Commonwealth of Virginia. Links may open in a new window. If you wish to receive content from a website which is neither controlled nor sponsored by DEQ or the Commonwealth, please contact the host of that website directly.

Privacy Statement | Terms Of Use | WAI Compliance | Contact Us