Net energy metering; program for community subscriber organizations. (HB1636)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; net energy metering; community subscriber organizations. Directs the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a program that affords community subscribers and community subscriber organizations the opportunity to participate in net energy metering. A community subscriber is a retail customer of an electric utility who owns a subscription in a community generation facility and receives on-bill credits for each kilowatt hour of energy produced by their portion of the community generation facility. The subscriber's premises is required to be located in the service territory of the utility in which the community generation facility is located and in the county in which the community generation facility is located or a neighboring county. A community generation facility is an electrical generating facility that uses as its total source of fuel renewable energy and has a capacity of not more than two megawatts. The measure also increases the maximum generating capacity of an electrical generating facility owned or operated by an electric utility's nonresidential customer, or a customer that operates a generation facility as part of an agricultural operation, that may be eligible for participation in the utility's net energy metering program from 500 kilowatts to two megawatts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102497D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB1636)
01/20/2015Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/05/2015Tabled in Commerce and Labor


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 50 seconds.