Utility regulation; community choice aggregation. (HB1590)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility regulation; community choice aggregation. Authorizes localities to establish community choice aggregation programs for electric and natural gas utility service. The measure provides that a locality may aggregate the requirements of residential, commercial, and industrial customers within its boundaries on an opt-in or opt-out basis and permits the customers to purchase electricity or natural gas from the aggregating locality. The measure also provides that any locality may specify a minimum percentage of the aggregated electrical energy that is required to be generated from renewable energy sources when it authorizes the aggregation (i) of the electric energy load of the customers within its boundaries or (ii) of the energy load of its governmental buildings, facilities, and operations, for purposes of negotiating the purchase of electrical energy requirements from a licensed supplier. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104629D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1590)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor