Electric utilities; include in integrated resource plan reduce customers' electricity consumption. (SB1440)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Integrated resource planning; electrical consumption. Requires each electric utility to include in its integrated resource plan, and amendments thereto, a plan for the utility to reduce its customers' electricity consumption by 2025 to a level that is 19 percent less than the forecasted 2025 consumption level, through investments in programs that will reduce the amount of base load power that the utility will be required to make available to meet expected customer consumption. The measure requires electric cooperatives to prepare integrated resource plans on the same terms applicable to investor-owned electric utilities. If a utility fails to comply with a benchmark, it is required to pay an alternate compliance payment in an amount not to exceed three cents per kilowatt hour consumed in excess of the benchmark amount. Funds collected from alternate compliance payments are to be deposited in a special fund named the Virginia Energy Efficiency and Integrated Resource Plan Compliance Fund. The Fund shall be used to finance financial incentives, including grants and low-interest loans, to persons other than utilities for the implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2009Presented and ordered printed 090140240
01/19/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2009Assigned C&L sub: Utilities
02/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1440)
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor