Energy efficiency programs; programs proposed by an electric utility. (SB855)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Energy efficiency programs. Provides that an energy efficiency program proposed by an electric utility is in the public interest if the net present value of the benefits exceeds the net present value of the costs as determined by any three of four benefit cost tests. The four tests to be considered are the Total Resource Cost Test, the Utility Cost Test, the Participant Test, and the Ratepayer Impact Measure Test. The measure also revises the existing standard for what constitutes a cost-effective conservation and energy efficiency program conducted by a natural gas utility to conform to the provisions for electric utilities. This bill was incorporated into SB 966. Read the Bill »


02/05/2018: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/16/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105018D
01/16/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB855)
02/05/2018Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB966-Wagner) (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.