Electric utilities; definitions, aggregate capacity requirements for renewable energy facilities. (HB73)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; definitions; public interest; aggregate capacity requirements for renewable energy facilities; cost recovery. Amends certain provisions related to the Air Pollution Control Board's regulation of carbon dioxide emissions. The bill removes certain requirements for energy efficiency pilot programs to be considered in the public interest. The bill removes aggregate capacity requirements for renewable energy generating facilities, including facilities utilizing energy derived from sunlight, onshore wind, and offshore wind. The bill further removes requirements for the State Corporation Commission's methodology in determining the reasonableness and prudence of costs related to a request for cost recovery for an offshore wind facility by a Phase II Utility. The bill removes the requirement that the State Corporation Commission must wait until a certain report is received by the General Assembly prior to issuing a certificate of public convenience and necessity for any investor-owned utility to own, operate, or construct any electric generating unit that emits carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to generate electricity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101104D
01/04/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/24/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB73)
02/01/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 4-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with amendment(s) (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/11/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB73E
02/11/2022Printed as engrossed 22101104D-E
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2022Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/21/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB73E)
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)