Electric utilities; purchases from net metering sellers. (HB129)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patrons Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; retail competition; purchases from net metering sellers.  Authorizes individual retail customers who are eligible customer-generators under Virginia's net energy metering program to purchase electricity provided 100 percent from renewable energy exclusively for their own consumption from a net metering seller. A net metering seller is a person, other than a utility or licensed supplier, that owns or operates a renewable energy electricity generation source on premises that is owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by an eligible customer-generator and sells the electricity generated from the renewable generation source exclusively to the eligible customer-generator under a power purchase agreement. This exception to the incumbent electric utility's exclusive service territory applies even if the utility offers an approved tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101947D
01/04/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB129)
01/17/2012Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/31/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105441D-S1
02/27/2012Continued to 2013 in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB129S1)
11/30/2012Left in Commerce and Labor


This bill mentions Lynchburg, Fairfax.


Bob writes:

unless i misunderstood, this appeared to require power company financing in order for the consumer to be eligible for net metering... in other words, another way for power companies to make money