Distributed energy generation; promotes establishment of distributed solar energy. (HB1184)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Distributed energy generation. Promotes the establishment of distributed solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) increases the cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered in a utility's service territory from one percent to 10 percent, (ii) authorizes third-party power purchase agreements for all customer classes throughout the Commonwealth, (iii) allows local governments and certain other public bodies to install solar facilities of up to five megawatts on government-owned property and use the electricity for government-owned buildings, (iv) allows all net metering customers to attribute output from a single solar array to multiple meters, (v) allows the owner of a multifamily residential building or the common areas of a condominium to install a solar energy generation facility and sell the electricity to tenants or condominium unit owners, (vi) removes the restriction on customers installing a net-metered generation facility larger than that required to meet their previous 12 months' demand, (vii) raises the cap for net-metered nonresidential generation facilities from one megawatt to three megawatts, and (viii) removes the ability of utilities to assess standby charges. The measure also amends the Commonwealth Energy Policy to include provisions supporting distributed generation of solar energy and states that the distributed generation of solar electricity is in the public interest, and the State Corporation Commission shall so find if required to make a finding regarding whether such construction or purchase is in the public interest. Read the Bill »

Status

02/27/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104922D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1184)
01/22/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 3-N)
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (56-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20109062D-S1
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109062D-S1
02/27/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1184S1
02/27/2020Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N)

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