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Distributed renewable energy; promotes the establishment thereof.

In Senate

Latest Action: Feb. 24, 2020
Senate: Committee substitute printed 20109047D-S1

Chief Patron:
Mark Keam (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Distributed renewable energy.

Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) removes the one percent cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered in a utility's service territory, (ii) authorizes third-party power purchase agreements for all customer classes throughout the Commonwealth, (iii) allows local governments and certain other public bodies to install solar or wind facilities of up to five megawatts on government-owned property and use the electricity for government-owned buildings, (iv) allows all net metering customers to attribute output from a single solar array to multiple meters, (v) allows the owner of a multi-family residential building or the common areas of a condominium to install a renewable energy generation facility and sell the electricity to tenants or condominium unit owners, (vi) removes the restriction on customers installing a net-metered generation facility larger than that required to meet their previous 12 months' demand, (vii) raises the cap for net-metered nonresidential generation facilities from one megawatt to three megawatts, and (viii) removes the ability of utilities to assess standby charges. The measure also amends the Commonwealth Energy Policy to include provisions supporting distributed generation of renewable energy. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/06/2020 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101906D
  • 01/06/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 01/15/2020 - House: Impact statement from SCC (HB572)
  • 01/16/2020 - House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
  • 01/30/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (16-Y 6-N)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Committee substitute printed 20107625D-H1
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Incorporates HB912 (Simon)
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Read second time
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Committee substitute agreed to 20107625D-H1
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB572H1
  • 02/07/2020 - House: Read third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N)
  • 02/07/2020 - House: VOTE: Passage (67-Y 31-N)
  • 02/10/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/10/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02/11/2020 - House: Impact statement from SCC (HB572H1)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
  • 02/24/2020 - Senate: Committee substitute printed 20109047D-S1