Public utilities; waste coal and certain coal-fired electric generating units. (HB657)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utilities; waste coal. Provides that renewable energy and renewable energy standard eligible sources include energy derived from waste coal, which the bill defines as usable material that is a byproduct of previous coal processing operations. Additionally, the bill provides an exception to the requirement that all electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to generate electricity are closed by December 31, 2045, for any coal-fired electric generating units owned and operated by a Phase II Utility located in the coalfield region of the Commonwealth that co-fires with biomass. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: In Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101159D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/20/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB657)

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