Renewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements. (SB918)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy; third-party power purchase agreements. Replaces the pilot program enacted in 2013 that authorized certain third-party power purchase agreements providing financing of certain renewable generation facilities. The measure requires the State Corporation Commission to establish third-party power purchase agreement programs for each electric utility. The existing pilot program applies only to Dominion Virginia Power and sets the maximum size of a renewable generation facility at one megawatt; the programs authorized by this measure apply to all electric utilities and do not set limits on the size of facilities. The measure also exempts sellers under third-party power purchase agreements from being defined as a public utility, public service corporation, public service company, or electric utility solely because of the sale of electricity or ownership or operation of a renewable generation facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101717D
12/27/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/06/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB918)
01/18/2017Assigned C&L sub: Renewable Energy
01/30/2017Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)