2014 Virginia Energy Plan

Chapter 2 Title 67 of the Code of Virginia instructs the Commonwealth of Virginia to update the Virginia Energy Plan to be submitted by October 1, 2014.  The Virginia Energy Plan is a document that lays out a long-term strategy for the development and growth of the Virginia energy industry. 

Through Executive Order 16, Governor McAuliffe created the Virginia Energy Council to oversee the development of the Virginia Energy Plan.  The Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME) is the agency that will staff the Virginia Energy Council and receive public input.    

As part of the creation of the 2014 Virginia Plan, the public is encouraged to provide comments, input, and recommendations they wish to be included in the final version of the Energy Plan. 

Please be aware that any submissions will become part of the public record, and therefore it is the property of the citizens of Virginia.  All of the information submitted here is public information and subject to being disclosed to others.

You may submit input only under your own name.  DMME reserves the right to verify that comments submitted are by the person whose name is given, and will remove any information found to be submitted under false pretenses. 

All input will be provided to DMME staff and will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan.


Submit Comments and Input:

Please provide the following information prior to submitting input.  In addition to writing in the comment box, individuals may attach up to three (3) documents as part of a submission.
The deadline for submission of public comment will be Friday August 8, 2014 at 5pm EST.  

To send your input to DMME staff, click the “submit” button at the bottom of the form. 

Note: All fields marked with an Asterisk (*) are required fields.     

Please use the following file uploads to attach up to 3 documents that you would like to share regarding the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan



Participating Agencies:

Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy


Department of Environmental Quality


State Corporation Commission

Listening Session Schedule:

Six (6) listening sessions will be held in various regions throughout the Commonwealth to receive input and comments in-person.  Below is the list of session locations and when they will take place.

Central Virginia:
June 12, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Mary Washington University, Stafford Campus - North Building
125 University Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA


Northern Virginia
June 17, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus – Ernst Community Cultural Center
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 


Southern Virginia
June 19, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
Innovation Center
820 Bruce Street
South Boston, VA


Southwest Virginia
June 24, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Virginia Highlands Community College - ISC 130 - Student Center
100 VHCC Drive
Abingdon, VA


Hampton Roads
June 26, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Old Dominion University - Webb University Center
Bluestone Ave and 49th Street
Norfolk, VA


The Valley
July 1, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm
James Madison University - Ice House
127 West Bruce Street
Harrisonburg, VA

Contact Us

By Mail:

If you would like to mail your comment you can send it to:

Attn: Virginia Energy Plan
Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy
Washington Building 8th Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219


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