Shared solar programs; amends existing program provisions to apply to Dominion Energy Virginia. (HB106)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Shared solar programs; Dominion Energy Virginia; minimum bill; capacity. Amends existing shared solar program provisions applicable to Dominion Energy Virginia. The bill provides that a customer's net bill for participation in the shared solar program means the resulting amount a customer must pay the utility after the bill credit, defined in relevant law, is deducted from the customer's monthly gross utility bill. The bill divides the shared solar program into two parts, the first of which has an aggregate capacity of 200 megawatts. The bill provides that upon a determination that at least 90 percent of the megawatts of the aggregate capacity of part one of such program has been subscribed, as defined in the bill, and that project construction is substantially complete, the State Corporation Commission shall approve up to an additional 150 megawatts of capacity as part two of such program, 75 megawatts of which shall serve no more than 51 percent low-income customers, as defined in relevant law. The bill directs the Commission to initiate a proceeding to recalculate the minimum bill within 30 days of a final order in a proceeding establishing the value of a solar renewable energy certificate as required by relevant law. The bill specifies that the Commission shall update its shared solar program consistent with the requirements of the bill by March 1, 2025, and shall require each utility to file any associated tariffs, agreements, or forms necessary for implementing the program by December 1, 2025. Additionally, the bill requires the Department of Energy to convene a stakeholder work group to determine the amounts and forms of certain project incentives and to submit a written report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Labor and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor no later than November 30, 2024. This bill is identical to SB 253. Read the Bill »

Notes

The fiscal impact statement states that there is no fiscal impact on the State Corporation Commission but that it will cost an estimated $33,600 for the Department of Energy to fulfill the responsibilities of the workgroup. However, this cost will be absorbed in the Department's existing appropriation.

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Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/01/2024Committee
01/01/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101045D
01/01/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB106)
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/08/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107534D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107534D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB106H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB106H1)
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Read third time
02/29/2024Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Enrolled
03/06/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB106ER)
03/06/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 715 (effective 7/1/24)
04/22/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB106ER)

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