Net energy metering; eligibility limits. (SB191)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Net energy metering; eligibility limits. Increases the cap on the amount of capacity a renewable electric generating facility in an area served by an investor-owned electric utility may have and remain eligible to participate in the net energy metering program. The measure increases such a facility's capacity from the expected annual energy consumption to 125 percent of that consumption based on billing history. In areas served by electric cooperatives, a facility is ineligible to participate in a net energy metering program if its capacity exceeds expected annual energy consumption. If the building to be served by the generating facility is newly constructed, the expected annual energy consumption is based on annual energy consumption at similar buildings. The measure also provides that net metering periods run from June 1 through May 30 and provides that excess generation shall be purchased at a wholesale price determined in accordance with regulations of the State Corporation Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102658D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB191)
02/05/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106596D-S1
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106596D-S1
02/08/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB191S1
02/09/2018Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Placed on Calendar
02/14/2018Read first time
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
02/15/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB191S1)
02/27/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
03/06/2018Left in Commerce and Labor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.