Net energy metering; standby charges. (SB1025)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Net energy metering; standby charges. Requires the State Corporation Commission, when determining whether to approve a utility's proposed standby charge methodology, to find that the cost and benefit components used to calculate the proposed standby charges are based on load research on the affected class of eligible customer-generators and that the number of eligible customer-generators used in such load research is sufficient to form reasonable statistical conclusions about such costs and benefits. In addition, the standby charges collected from eligible customer-generators shall allow the supplier to recover only the portion of the supplier's net costs that are properly associated with serving eligible customer-generators. The measure also requires the Commission to review standby charges approved prior to July 1, 2013, for conformance with these new requirements for standby charge approval. Read the Bill »


01/28/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103439D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB1025)
01/23/2013Assigned C&L sub: Electric Utility
01/28/2013Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


Wayne Frye writes:

I wholeheartedly support this bill and hope that the committee will forward it to the General Assembly for consideration.