Electricity; SCC to conduct proceeding to determine appropriate energy conservation, etc. (HB2531)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Demand-side management, energy conservation, energy efficiency, and demand reduction. Directs the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to conduct a proceeding to determine achievable, cost-effective energy conservation and demand response targets that can be accomplished through demand-side management portfolios administered by generating electric utilities. The measure directs the SCC's cost-benefit analysis to take into consideration certain data on program costs and avoided costs and to consider four standard industry-recognized tests. The SCC is required to report to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 15, 2009. The measure also requires the SCC to approve a demand-side management program that is proposed by a certain generating electric utility or a qualified nonutility provider if certain conditions are satisfied. The Department of Environmental Quality, in consultation with the SCC and Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, is required to adopt regulations that exempt certain customers from the major and minor new source review regulations during verifiable peak shaving periods, to create a class or classes of general permits that would create the same exemptions, or both. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2009Presented and ordered printed 098736588
01/19/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 3 Energy
01/30/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2531)
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/05/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 090176588-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090176588-H1
02/09/2009Substitute bill reprinted 090176588-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2531H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (87-Y 12-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2531H1)
02/23/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 090246588-S1
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Amendments #4,5 by Senator McEachin withdrawn
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090246588-S1
02/25/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2009Amendments #4 & 5 by Senator McEachin withdrawn
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended HB2531S1
02/26/2009Passed by temporarily
02/26/2009Amendments by Senator McEachin withdrawn
02/26/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2531S1
02/26/2009Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 090246588-S1 (68-Y 7-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (68-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 090246588-S1 (61-Y 14-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (61-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2531S1)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2531ER)
03/10/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2531ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 752 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)