Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs. (HB352)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to determine that an energy efficiency program proposed by an electric utility is in the public interest if the net present value of the benefits exceeds the net present value of the costs as determined by not less than three of the following benefit cost tests: (i) the Total Resource Cost Test; (ii) the Utility Cost Test also referred to as the Program Administrator Test); (iii) the Participant Test; and (iv) the Ratepayer Impact Measure Test. The measure deletes the current requirement that the SCC analyze all four tests and deletes a provision prohibiting the SCC from rejecting an energy efficiency program solely on the basis of the results of a single test. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101626D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB352)
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
12/01/2016Left in Commerce and Labor