Energy efficiency programs; total resource cost test. (HB575)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

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

Description

Energy efficiency programs; total resource cost test. Defines the "total resource cost test" as a test to determine if the benefit-cost ratio of a proposed energy efficiency program or measure is greater than one. The measure defines "benefit-cost ratio" as the ratio of the net present value of the total benefits of a program or measure, including savings and non-energy benefits, to the net present value of the total incremental costs of implementing that program or measure as calculated over the lifetime of the measures implemented thereunder. An energy efficiency program or measure that meets the total resource cost test is declared to be in the public interest. The measure provides that an energy efficiency program or measure that fails the total resource cost test shall be reviewed by the State Corporation Commission (SCC) under other tests for approving energy efficiency. The total resource cost test is one of the four tests used by the SCC in assessing electricity and natural gas utility energy efficiency programs. Read the Bill »

Status

01/19/2016: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Committee
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103865D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB575)
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
02/11/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor