Electric utilities; SCC to establish for certain utilities annual energy efficiency savings targets. (SB347)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs. Requires the State Corporation Commission (the Commission) to establish for Dominion Energy Virginia annual energy efficiency savings targets for customers who are low-income, elderly, disabled, or veterans of military service. The bill requires the Commission, in establishing such targets, to seek to optimize energy efficiency and the health and safety benefits of utility energy efficiency programs. The bill provides that health and safety measures and improvements for the purpose of maximizing both energy savings through low-income energy efficiency programs and reducing the relative energy burden of low-income customers are in the public interest. The bill requires Dominion Energy Virginia to make best efforts to coordinate such energy efficiency programs with any health and safety upgrades provided through energy efficiency programs authorized by provisions of the Code of Virginia, when reasonably feasible to do so and at the utility's sole discretion. The provisions of the bill expire on January 1, 2029. Read the Bill »


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01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104140D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2022Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/22/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB347)
01/31/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105548D-S1
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read second time
02/09/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105548D-S1
02/09/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB347S1
02/10/2022Passed by for the day
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB347S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
03/03/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with amendment(s) (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Read second time
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/08/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/08/2022Passed House with amendments (74-Y 24-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Passage (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB347ER)
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/14/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB347ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Vetoed by Governor
04/27/2022Passed by for the day

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