Electric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering. (SB82)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility regulation; agricultural net energy metering. Allows an otherwise eligible agricultural customer-generator to participate in an electric utility's net energy metering program if it is to be served by multiple meters located on one parcel or on multiple parcels. Currently, an agricultural customer-generator may be served by multiple meters that are located at separate but contiguous sites. The measure increases the generation capacity limit for agricultural net energy metering from 500 kilowatts to one megawatt and adds falling water as a type of generating facility that may be used in agricultural net energy metering. The measure also repeals a provision, added in 2017, that ends the ability of new eligible agricultural customer-generators served by electric cooperatives to commence net energy metering on and after July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


02/05/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/08/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101561D
12/08/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/11/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB82)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18105329D-S1
02/05/2018Continued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB82S1)