Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings, transitional rate period. (SB9)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility regulation; suspension of reviews of earnings; transitional rate period. Provides that the transitional rate period for Virginia Electric and Power Company (Dominion) will conclude on December 31, 2018, and its next biennial review will be conducted in 2019. The transitional rate period for Dominion currently is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2019, and its next biennial review is scheduled to occur in 2022. The measure does not change the date Appalachian Power's transitional rate period is scheduled to conclude (December 31, 2017) but does advance the year of its next biennial review from 2020 to 2018. During the first biennial reviews after the conclusion of the transitional rate period, the State Corporation Commission shall review the earnings of the utilities during the Transitional Rate Period and order adjustments to rates or credits to customers, if warranted. Pursuant to the 2015 legislation, the State Corporation Commission is barred from conducting a biennial review of the rates, terms, and conditions for any service of an electric utility during its transitional rate period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100025D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB9)
01/15/2018Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB96.