Electric utilities; renewable energy portfolio standard program, eligible energy. (SB1259)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


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


01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed
01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103434D
01/11/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB1259)
01/23/2013Assigned C&L sub: Electric Utility
01/28/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104588D-S1
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104588D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1259S1
01/31/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB1259S1)
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed House (96-Y 2-N 1-A)
02/15/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1259ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Impact statement from SCC (SB1259ER)
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 403 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0403)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.