Electric utilities; margin on solar energy power purchase agreements. (SB1388)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; margin on solar energy power purchase agreements. Authorizes any investor-owned incumbent electric utility to enter into, recover the costs of, and earn a margin on power purchase agreements that (i) are executed between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, and (ii) are for power generated by solar energy systems located in the Commonwealth and not constructed, owned, or operated by the utility (a) each of which systems has a capacity equal to or greater than two megawatts and (b) which systems in the aggregate have a capacity that is not more than one percent of the utility's adjusted Virginia peak-load forecast for the previous year. The costs and margin are recoverable through the utility's fuel factor proceeding. The measure provides that such agreements are in the public interest and that in reviewing the costs and the level of costs to be recovered, the State Corporation Commission shall liberally construe the provisions of this measure and shall presume that the costs associated with such agreements are reasonably and prudently incurred. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102584D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2017Assigned C&L sub: Renewable Energy
01/19/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1388)
01/30/2017Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)