Shared solar programs; SCC to establish by regulation, etc. (HB108)

Introduced By

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


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Shared solar programs; American Electric Power; minimum bill; capacity. Requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program, as defined in the bill, through which customers of American Electric Power may purchase electric power through a subscription in a shared solar facility, as defined in the bill. The bill requires the Commission to establish a minimum bill, which shall include the costs of all utility infrastructure and services used to provide electric service and administrative costs of the shared solar program, taking into account certain considerations. The bill directs the Commission to initiate a proceeding to recalculate such minimum bill within 30 days of its 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 establish the shared solar program consistent with the requirements of the bill by January 1, 2025, and shall require each utility to file any associated tariffs, agreements, or forms necessary for implementing the program by July 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 Chairs 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 255.


According to the fiscal impact statement, the estimated cost associated with this legislation is $16,800 for the Department of Energy to fulfill its responsibilities related to convening a stakeholder work group. This cost can be absorbed within the Department's existing appropriation. There is no anticipated fiscal impact on the State Corporation Commission.

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Bill Has Passed


01/01/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101046D
01/01/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/05/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB108)
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107302D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107302D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB108H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (55-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 (HB108H1)
02/26/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Read third time
02/29/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/29/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/29/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/29/2024Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (52-Y 46-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 46-N)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB108ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Signed 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 716 (effective 7/1/24)
04/22/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB108ER)

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