Virginia - HB1760 - 2017

Relating to electric utility regulation; pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities.

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Added On: 02-10-2017
Updated On: 09-02-2017
Primary Sponsor: Terry G Kilgore (House/Republican)

Companion Bills (1)

Actions (27)

  • 01-09-2017 - Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102432D
  • 01-09-2017 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01-19-2017 - Read first time
  • 01-20-2017 - Read second time and engrossed
  • 01-23-2017 - Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 01-24-2017 - Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01-24-2017 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02-07-2017 - Reading of amendments waived
  • 02-07-2017 - Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02-07-2017 - Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02-07-2017 - Read third time
  • 02-09-2017 - Placed on Calendar
  • 02-09-2017 - Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 02-13-2017 - Signed by Speaker
  • 02-13-2017 - Signed by President
  • 02-13-2017 - Enrolled
  • 02-14-2017 - Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
  • 02-14-2017 - Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
  • 02-21-2017 - Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 02-23-2017 - Placed on Calendar
  • 02-23-2017 - House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
  • 02-24-2017 - Enacted, Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/17)
  • 02-24-2017 - Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 02-24-2017 - Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 02-24-2017 - Reenrolled bill text (HB1760ER2)
  • 02-24-2017 - Reenrolled
  • 02-24-2017 - Governor's recommendation adopted

Votes (8)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
01-17-2017Reported from Commerce and LaborHouse1900yes
01-23-2017Read third time and passed HouseHouse9801yes
02-03-2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendmentsSenate1500yes
02-06-2017Constitutional reading dispensedSenate4000yes
02-07-2017Passed Senate with amendmentsSenate3910yes
02-09-2017Senate amendments agreed to by HouseHouse9901yes
02-23-2017House concurred in Governor's recommendationHouse9901yes
02-24-2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendationSenate3910yes

Sponsors (4)

News (7)

Dominion Energy scouting for pumped storage sites in Virginia - Utility Dive
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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:24:21 GMT

The bill, HB 1760, sought to allow rate approval for a pumped hydro station that uses “associated on-site or off-site renewable energy resources as all or a portion of their power source.” The measure also requires the project to be located in the ...

Virginia governor signs 11 energy bills, including solar, energy storage and pumped hydro - PV-Tech
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Wed, 10 May 2017 10:52:42 GMT

The legislation indicated that the legislature is making a concerted effort to promote renewables and energy efficiency in the state; a move which was propounded by local utility Dominion Virginia Power – which recently has called for the integration ...

Governor McAuliffe Signs Clean Energy Legislation - NBC 29 News
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Mon, 08 May 2017 15:08:04 GMT

“I carried two bills in the House of Delegates during the 2017 Session that will help Virginia citizens, businesses, and government agencies conserve energy and create energy from renewable sources,” said Delegate Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg). “First, I ...

Virginia legislative session produces changes for solar, coal ash, and pumped storage - Blue Virginia (press release) (blog)
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:42:55 GMT

The Virginia General Assembly wraps up its 2017 session on Saturday, February 25. As usual, the results are a mixed bag for energy. On the plus side is the promise of a new solar purchase option for customers. On the downside, utility opposition to ...

Virginia lawmakers pass bill for new utility pumped hydro storage facilities - Utility Dive
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Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:13:09 GMT

The bill, HB 1760, seeks rate approval for “one or more pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities that utilize associated on-site or off-site renewable energy resources as all or a portion of their power source. ... It also pushes the ...

Pumped storage bill with Virginia Senate after passing House vote - HydroWorld
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Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:46:55 GMT

HB 1760 Electric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities “authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the ...

Session so far a 'mixed bag' on renewable energy - Roanoke Times
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Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:59:53 GMT

Much of the legislation was developed during the past year by a working group consisting of representatives from the state's utilities and electric cooperatives and solar industry proponents and led by Mark Rubin, executive director of the Virginia ...