Electrical transmission lines; approval of underground construction, establishes pilot program. (HB1202)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electrical transmission lines; approval of underground construction; pilot program. Establishes a pilot program consisting of the approval of the underground construction of two electrical transmission lines. As a part of the pilot program, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) is directed to approve as a qualifying project a transmission line that appears to track the I-66 Hybrid Route that has been considered in the application of Dominion Energy for the Haymarket transmission line project in Prince William County. The measure establishes criteria to be used by the SCC in approving the second project. The approval of a transmission line satisfies local zoning requirements. The SCC is directed to approve a rate adjustment clause to allow the utility to recover from the utility's Virginia jurisdictional customers the costs of the project that are not otherwise recoverable under existing provisions. The measure directs the SCC to submit annual reports on the pilot program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104402D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1202)
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1558-Kilgore)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor