Electric utilities; renewable energy portfolio standard program, eligible energy. (HB2180)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy portfolio standard program; eligible energy. Requires that, in order to be counted toward meeting the RPS Goals of the renewable energy portfolio standard program, renewable energy that is purchased by a participating utility be acquired under an agreement that transfers both ownership of the energy generated and the ownership of its renewable attributes. The measure also continues to allow renewable energy generated by a Virginia public utility to be counted toward meeting the RPS Goals when it is from a facility in which the public utility owns at least a 49 percent interest, but adds the condition that the facility be located in the Commonwealth, in the interconnection region of the regional transmission entity of which the participating utility is a member, or in a control area adjacent to such interconnection region. Renewable energy represented by renewable energy certificates will continue to be eligible to be counted toward meeting the RPS Goals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103192D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2013Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/16/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB2180)
01/29/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/31/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104718D-H1
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104718D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2180H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N 1-A)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB2180H1)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2180ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from SCC (HB2180ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 308 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0308)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.