Electric utilities; fuel cost recovery, contracts for natural gas pipeline capacity. (SB646)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; fuel factor; gas pipeline capacity. Directs the State Corporation Commission to disallow an electric utility's request to recover fuel costs resulting from the purchase by the public utility or its affiliate or subsidiary of a greater amount of firm pipeline capacity for natural gas than the Commission finds is appropriate to ensure a reliable supply of natural gas. The measure also directs the Commission to conduct a proceeding to establish the proper amount of natural gas pipeline capacity that an electric utility needs to purchase under firm contract. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102458D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB646)
02/05/2018Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)