VA SB837 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 15 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-11-30 - Left in Commerce and Labor
Pending: Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


Electric utilities; retail competition. Reduces the amount of the demand of an investor-owned electric utility's customer that makes the customer eligible to purchase electric power from any licensed supplier from five megawatts to one megawatt. The measure shortens the period that a utility's customer who switches from an investor-owned electric utility to a competing supplier is barred from returning as a customer of its utility from five years to three months. The measure revises the methodology for calculating certain costs for customers of an investor-owned electric utility that receive an exemption from the lock-out period. The measure (i) allows customers of an investor-owned electric utility to purchase 100 percent renewable energy from any licensed supplier and (ii) eliminates the condition that permits such purchases only if the incumbent investor-owned electric utility does not offer a tariff for 100 percent renewable energy. The measure does not change the existing corresponding requirements applicable to cooperative electric utilities.

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Electric utilities; retail competition.


Roll Calls

2018-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N) (Y: 12 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-11-30SenateLeft in Commerce and Labor
2018-02-05SenateContinued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N)
2018-01-15SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2018-01-15SenatePresented and ordered printed 18103957D

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