Virginia Seeks Citizens’ Input for Energy Plan

Wythe County Seal Trans Background

The Commonwealth is asking state residents for their input, as part of the process to develop Virginia’s 2014 energy plan.

Wythe County residents will have three primary ways to provide input, suggestions, and recommendations to be considered as part of the Energy Plan.

  1. Public Listening Sessions – Six public listening sessions will be held throughout Virginia during June and early July.  Southwestern Virginia’s will be held on June 24, 2014, at the Highlands Community College Student Center (100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA), from 6 – 8 p.m.
  2. Online Submission – A web page has been created to allow input to be submitted online at any time.  The web page address is . This page also has the listening session dates and locations listed.  There is no limit on submissions, but each submission is limited to three attachments. 
  3. Direct outreach – Residents may directly contact Hayes Framme, advisor for Infrastructure and Development in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and/or Al Christopher, Director of the Division of Energy with the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.  Hayes would be happy to meet with any stakeholders who would like to provide in-person feedback about the Energy Plan.  Hayes and Al’s contact information is below.

B. Hayes Framme

Advisor for Infrastructure and Development

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

1111 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219

P: (804) 225-4517 C: (804) 201-6971


Al Christopher

Director, Division of Energy

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

1100 Bank Street, 8th Floor

Richmond VA 23219

804-692-3216 office

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