Electric utilities; data center demand, allocation of costs among customer classes. (SB191)

Introduced By

Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn) with support from co-patrons Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), and Sen. Saddam Azlan Salim (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; data center demand; allocation of costs among customer classes. Directs the State Corporation Commission to ensure that any plan, petition, or proposal from a utility to meet demand associated with data centers considers generation, transmission, and distribution system costs so as to meet such demand at the lowest aggregate reasonable cost. The bill also directs the Commission to initiate a proceeding, on or before December 31, 2024, (i) to determine if the current allocation of costs among customers and the different classifications of customers of electric utilities results in customers that are data centers receiving unreasonable subsidies from other customers or classifications of customers and (ii) if it determines unreasonable subsidies exist, to amend such allocation of costs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104712D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Rules
01/25/2024Impact statement from SCC (SB191)
01/26/2024Rereferred from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/05/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Continued to 2025 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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