Electrical generation; base rates of return for certain types thereof. (SB1248)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric energy efficiency standards. Establishes an energy efficiency standard under which investor-owned electric utilities are required to reduce the consumption by their retail customers in the Commonwealth, through implementation of energy efficiency and conservation programs, in 2025 by 19 percent compared to the consumption level currently projected for such year. Between 2010 and 2025, utilities are required to meet interim benchmarks established by the State Corporation Commission (SCC), which may be amended due to such factors as economic growth, the addition of load to serve plug-in vehicles, or regulatory, economic, or technological reasons beyond the utility's control. If a utility fails to comply with a benchmark, it is required to pay an alternate compliance payment in an amount not to exceed 3 cents per kilowatt hour consumed in excess of the benchmark amount. A utility's energy efficiency and conservation programs shall be reported in its integrated resource plans. Read the Bill »


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01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090111802
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2009Assigned C&L sub: Utilities
01/27/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1248)
02/09/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee substitute printed 090223286-S1
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090223286-S1
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1248S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1248S1)
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 090243286-H1
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090243286-H1
02/24/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1248H1
02/24/2009Passed House with substitute (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1248H1)
02/25/2009House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Title replaced 090243286-H1
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1248ER)
03/05/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1248ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/30/2009Governor's substitute printed 099355802-S2
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Passed by temporarily
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009House rejected Governor's recommendation (47-Y 50-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (47-Y 50-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
05/05/2009G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2176.