Virginia enacted law to allow utilities to recover costs of energy efficiency programs, including smart meter programs. Dominion Virginia Power has a plan to replace all of its 2.4 million existing meters with smart meters, but it has delayed full deployment of smart meters for additional field testing.
State Regulatory Authority: Virginia State Corporation Commission
Legislative and Regulatory Activity
In April 2009, Virginia adopted H2506 (Chapter 824), which amends §56-576, §56-585.1 and §56-585.3 of the Virginia Code to allow utilities to recover costs of energy efficiency programs including demand response, Combined Heat & Power and water heat recovery, curtailment, or other programs designed to reduce consumption.
There are 3 investor-owned utilities and 13 rural electric cooperatives regulated by the VSCC.
- Appalachian Power Company-Virginia
- Dominion Virginia Power
- Kentucky Utilities