Electric utilities; retail competition. (HB1528)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The measure shortens the period that a utility's customer who switches from an investor-owned electric utility to a competing supplier is barred from returning as a customer of its utility from five years to three months. The measure revises the methodology for calculating certain costs for customers of an investor-owned electric utility that receive an exemption from the lock-out period. The measure (i) allows customers of an investor-owned electric utility to purchase 100 percent renewable energy from any licensed supplier and (ii) eliminates the condition that permits such purchases only if the incumbent investor-owned electric utility does not offer a tariff for 100 percent renewable energy. The measure does not change the existing corresponding requirements applicable to cooperative electric utilities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105515D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1528)
02/06/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 6-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor