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SB710

Distributed renewable energy; sale of electricity under third-party sales agreements.

Status:
In House

Latest Action: Feb. 25, 2020
House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 7-N)

Chief Patron:
Jennifer McClellan (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Distributed renewable energy.

Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) increases from one percent to 10 percent the systemwide 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 multifamily 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

  • 01/07/2020 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104871D
  • 01/07/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01/16/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from SCC (SB710)
  • 01/23/2020 - Senate: Assigned C&L sub: Energy
  • 02/03/2020 - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)
  • 02/05/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2020 - Senate: Passed by for the day
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Floor substitute printed 20107969D-S1 (McClellan)
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Read second time
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Substitute by Senator McClellan agreed to 20107969D-S1
  • 02/07/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB710S1
  • 02/10/2020 - Senate: Passed by for the day
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Substitute by Senator McClellan reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Substitute by Senator McCLellan rejected 20107969D-S1
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Floor substitute printed 20108117D-S2 (McClellan)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Substitute by Senator McClellan agreed to 20108117D-S2
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB710S2
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/11/2020 - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 02/12/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from SCC (SB710S1)
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/14/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 02/14/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from SCC (SB710S2)
  • 02/25/2020 - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 7-N)