Electric utilities; shared solar programs. (HB832)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; shared solar programs. Expands the current shared solar program to include participation by Phase I Utilities. The bill introduces incentives for shared solar programs that are located on rooftops, brownfields, or landfills, are dual-use agricultural facilities, or meet any other category of incentive that the Department of Energy may establish. The bill authorizes the State Corporation Commission to establish a program cap on the amount of capacity for Phase I Utilities' shared solar programs. Provisions of the bill shall be implemented by the State Corporation Commission by December 31, 2022. The bill permits both jurisdictional and nonjurisdictional customers to participate in a shared solar program and creates a stakeholder group to address interconnection issues and propose changes via petition to the Commission by January 1, 2023. The bill also allows utilities to recover the costs of incentives established by the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101460D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/24/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB832)
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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