Electric utilities; integrated resource plans, grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors. (HB862)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Bonita Anthony (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; integrated resource plans; grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors. Requires an electric utility to include in an integrated resource plan (i) a comprehensive assessment of the potential application of grid-enhancing technologies and advanced conductors, as those terms are defined in the bill, in a manner that ensures grid reliability and safeguards the cybersecurity and physical security of the electric distribution grid and (ii) if applicable, a detailed explanation of why such technologies or conductors are not included in such plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104991D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/25/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB862)
01/31/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB862)
02/01/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Committee substitute printed 24106680D-H1
02/05/2024Read first time
02/06/2024Read second time
02/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106680D-H1
02/06/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB862H1
02/07/2024Read third time and passed House (58-Y 39-N)
02/07/2024VOTE: Passage (58-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB862H1)
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 6-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 (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB862ER)
03/06/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/08/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB862ER)
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
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 532 (effective 7/1/24)

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