Electrical transmission lines; State Corporation Commission review. (SB541)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electrical transmission lines; State Corporation Commission review. Requires the State Corporation Commission, when verifying the applicant's load flow modeling, contingency analyses, and reliability needs presented to justify a new electrical transmission line, to assume (i) participation in the renewable portfolio standard program and achievement of its goals, (ii) the maximum effective conservation of energy used by public utilities, and (iii) full compliance with the energy consumption requirements for federal buildings. The measure also requires the applicant to provide the Commission with such information as it requires to make the verification. Read the Bill »


02/04/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084722288
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2008Assigned C&L sub: Utilities
01/31/2008Impact statement from SCC (SB541)
02/04/2008Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB646.