Solar generation and net metering, distributed; DEQ & DMME to jointly study costs and benefits. (SR47)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; distributed solar generation and net metering; report. Requests the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to jointly convene a stakeholder group to study the costs and benefits of distributed solar generation and net metering. The stakeholder group shall include representatives from public utilities, the solar industry, local governments, environmental advocacy groups, and academic institutions. The stakeholder group shall examine data relevant to determining the costs and benefits of interconnected distributed solar generation, recommend a method for evaluating such data, and consider other issues as it may deem appropriate. Read the Bill »


03/06/2014: Failed to Pass in Committee


03/03/2014Rules suspended to introduce by voice vote
03/03/2014Presented and ordered printed 14105434D
03/03/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
03/04/2014Reported from Rules (9-Y 3-N)
03/04/2014Reported from Rules
03/05/2014Read first time
03/06/2014Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
03/06/2014Recommitted to Rules
03/06/2014Passed by indefinitely in Rules with letter