Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study monopoly services. (SJ145)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Appalachian Power; report.  Directs the Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study alternatives to the monopoly service provided by Appalachian Power, which is the existing investor-owned electric utility serving portions of Southwest and Southside Virginia. The Commission is specifically directed to determine if customers within Appalachian Power's certificated service territory should be provided the option to purchase electric generation and other services from other providers of such services, including electric distribution cooperatives, investor-owned electric utilities, or licensed competitive service providers, and to determine if it would be in the best interests of the Commonwealth if Appalachian Power were to be replaced by another entity, which may be a new or existing investor-owned electric utility or electric cooperative, as the certificated provider of electric utility services within Appalachian Power's service territory. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/26/2010Unanimous consent to introduce
01/26/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104582D
01/26/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/12/2010Continued to 2011 in Rules
12/02/2010Left in Rules