Distributed electric generation; establishment of community solar gardens. (HB1158)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Distributed electric generation; community solar gardens. Authorizes the establishment of community solar gardens, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their utility bills from energy generated at the solar facility in proportion to the size of their subscription. The output and renewable energy credits from a solar garden shall be purchased by the utility in the form of net metering credits allocated to the subscribers. To the extent that a subscriber's net metering credit exceeds the subscriber's electric bill in any billing period, the credit will be applied against future bills. If the electricity output of the community solar garden is not fully subscribed, the utility is required to purchase the unsubscribed renewable energy at a rate equal to the utility's average hourly incremental cost of electricity supply over the immediately preceding calendar year. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/15/2014Presented and ordered printed 14100787D
01/15/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2014Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Commerce and Labor