Net energy metering; eligible customer-generators and agricultural customer-generators. (HB1062)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Net energy metering; eligible customer-generators and eligible agricultural customer-generators. Provides that no contract, lease, or arrangement by which a third party owns, maintains, or operates an electrical generating facility on an eligible customer-generator's property shall constitute the sale of electricity or cause the customer-generator or the third party to be considered an electric utility by virtue of participating in net energy metering. The bill prohibits an eligible customer-generator or eligible agricultural customer-generator from being required to provide proof of liability insurance or to purchase additional liability insurance as a condition of interconnection. The bill exempts eligible customer-generators and eligible agricultural customer-generators that operate a battery storage device of capacity commensurate with and equal to or greater than that of the electrical generating facility and in conjunction with the electrical generating facility from standby charges. The bill provides that any eligible customer-generator or eligible agricultural customer-generator may participate in demand response, energy efficiency, or peak reduction from dispatch of onsite battery service, provided that the compensation received is in exchange for a distinct service that is not already compensated by net metering credits for electricity exported to the electric distribution system or compensated by any other utility program or tariff. This bill is identical to SB 271. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101496D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/23/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB1062)
01/30/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 4-N)
02/01/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Read first time
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1062E
02/06/2024Printed as engrossed 24101496D-E
02/07/2024Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/07/2024VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB1062E)
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1062ER)
02/27/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Signed 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
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation (58-Y 42-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (58-Y 42-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB1062ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 827 (effective 7/1/24)

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