Electric utility regulation; energy efficiency programs. (HB1576)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility regulation; energy efficiency programs; industrial customers. Revises the definition of "large general service customer" from a customer with a verifiable history of demand from 500 kilowatts from a single meter of delivery to one with one megawatt at a single site. Large general service customers are exempt from the costs of certain energy efficiency programs if the State Corporation Commission finds that such customer has implemented energy efficiency programs that have produced or will produce measured and verified results consistent with industry standards and other regulatory criteria. The measure requires the Commission to adopt regulations (i) establishing the process for large general service customers to apply for such an exemption, (ii) establishing the administrative procedures by which eligible customers will notify the utility, and (iii) defining the standard criteria that is required to be satisfied by an applicant in order to notify the utility, including means of evaluation measurement and verification and confidentiality requirements. The bill requires such rules and regulations to require that each exempted large general service customer certify to the utility and Commission that its implemented energy efficiency programs have delivered measured and verified savings within the prior five years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105281D
01/14/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1576)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Floor substitute printed 20109241D-S1 (Saslaw)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed by for the day
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2020Substitute by Senator Saslaw agreed to 20109241D-S1
02/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1576S1
02/28/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109241D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1576ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/09/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1576S1)
03/10/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1576ER)
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 799 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)

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