Electric cooperatives; net energy metering for agricultural customer-generators, report. (HB724)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric cooperatives; net energy metering for agricultural customer-generators; report. Removes the July 1, 2019, sunset provision of the net energy metering program for agricultural customer-generators interconnected with electric cooperatives. The bill provides that, for the purposes of net metering, an agricultural customer-generator may aggregate energy generated on noncontiguous parcels of land if the parcels are (i) owned and operated by the same agricultural customer-generator and (ii) located within a reasonable distance of the customer's original interconnection site. The bill directs the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to convene a workgroup for the purpose of assessing policy concerns related to the implementation of small-scale solar energy projects designed to meet the onsite energy needs of agricultural operations in the Commonwealth, and directs the workgroup to report its recommendations to the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake & Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Natural Resources by December 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101680D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy