Distributed electric generation; establishment of community solar gardens. (HB618)

Introduced By

Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Distributed electric generation; community solar gardens. Authorizes the establishment of community solar gardens, which are required to be owned by a subscriber organization that has at least 10 subscribers. Subscribers will receive credits on their utility bills from energy generated at the solar facility in proportion to the size of their subscription. The output and renewable energy credits from a solar garden shall be purchased by the utility in the form of net metering credits allocated to the subscribers. To the extent that a subscriber's net metering credit exceeds the subscriber's electric bill in any billing period, the credit will be applied against future bills. If the electricity output of the community solar garden is not fully subscribed, the utility is required to purchase the unsubscribed renewable energy at a rate equal to the utility's average hourly incremental cost of electricity supply over the immediately preceding calendar year. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102786D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB618)
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