Rates; SCC to conduct proceeding relating thereto for certain sales of electric power to customers. (HB2371)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; real-time rates. Directs the State Corporation Commission to promulgate regulations requiring electric utilities to offer electric service to non-residential customers under a tariff that utilizes rates that vary in real time in accordance with hourly changes in the utility's costs of providing electricity. To be eligible to receive service under the tariff, the customer shall operate a distributed generation facility that produces electricity from renewable power. The regulations shall also include provisions that require the utility to purchase from such a customer electricity generated at is distributed generation facility at a price that reflects the utility's avoided costs as they vary hourly. To be eligible for this part of the tariff, the facility's capacity shall not exceed 200 megawatts. Up to 50 percent of the amount of electricity for which the eligible customer is entitled to receive payment under such tariff may be in the form of reduced consumption through on-site efficiency measures. A utility is not required to offer service under the tariff after July 1, 2012, though customers receiving service under the tariff may continue to do so. No more than one percent of the utility's aggregate average monthly consumption is eligible to take service under the tariff. The Commission is required to report annually on the status of the measure and the effectiveness of the tariff. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090057536
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 3 Energy
01/30/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2371)
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/05/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 090171660-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090171660-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2371H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2371H1)
02/23/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 090195536-S1
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090195536-S1
02/25/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2009Amendment by Senator Watkins agreed to (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Chair votes yes
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2371S1
02/25/2009Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 090195536-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2371S1)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2371ER)
03/10/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2371ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2371ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 815 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2371ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 816 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2371ER2)