Virginia Energy Storage Consortium; created, report. (HB452)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Energy Storage Consortium. Establishes the Virginia Energy Storage Consortium as a political subdivision of the Commonwealth for the purpose of positioning the Commonwealth as a leader in research, development, commercialization, manufacturing, and deployment of energy storage technology. The powers of the Consortium include (i) promoting collaborative efforts among Virginia's public and private institutions of higher education in research, development, and commercialization efforts related to energy storage; (ii) monitoring relevant developments nationally and globally; and (iii) identifying and working with the Commonwealth's industries and nonprofit partners. Staff support shall be provided by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The measure expires on July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


02/11/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103358D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB452)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (12-Y 1-N)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor