Electric utilities; net energy metering, standby charges. (SB140)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; net energy metering; standby charges. Increases the size of electrical generating facilities operated by residential or agricultural net energy metering customers that are subject to a monthly standby charge from those with a capacity of 10 kilowatts to those with a capacity of 20 kilowatts. Read the Bill »


02/08/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101877D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB140)
02/08/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Scott W. Trent Jr. writes:

THIS bill is a back handed way for the electric utilities in VA or who serve VA citizens to CHARGE their residential customers who put in their own private funded solar or wind generation system to POWER their private home (and even those small businesses who do the same) and want to SELL back their excess energy to their local electric power provider. All this is is a back handed way for the large corporate power generators to keep THEIR hands in the pocket books of the citizens who move to generating their OWN power for their OWN use, but who in times of peak or low energy use, to SELL that excess to power companies OR who remain hooked to the local electric power provider!!! THIS BILL should be DEFEATED..... there is NO NEED for this, but to provide MORE MONEY to local electric power providers, at the expense of the individual residential or small business person!!!

Scott W. Trent Jr. writes:

I did.......provide comment!