Electric utility regulation; directs SCC to take into account whether facility consistent. (HB2105)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electric utility regulation. Directs the State Corporation Commission to take into account, when considering requests for a certificate, permit, or approval for a generation facility, whether the facility is consistent with the utility's integrated resource plan. The measure also (i) establishes a fourth voluntary renewable portfolio standard goal of 15 percent by 2025; (ii) allows utilities to recover costs of designing and operating demand management, conservation, energy efficiency, and load management programs, including an enhanced rate of return on capital invested in energy efficiency, including advanced metering infrastructure, of 200 basis points for between three and seven years; (iii) requires utilities to develop tariffs offering real-time variable rates; and (iv) requires that rates for utility payments to eligible customer-generators under a net energy metering program be not less than the rate the utility charges its customers for electricity provided 100 percent from renewable energy. Amends § 56-585.1, § 56-585.2, § 56-594, § 56-599, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Committee
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090110802
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2105)
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 3 Energy
02/04/2009Subcommittee passed by for the day
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1339.