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03.29.2023 Videos

Renewable Energy Webinar Series: 2023 Virginia Energy Legislative Update - Video Recording

Williams Mullen partner Brad Nowak, co-chair of Williams Mullen’s Energy practice group, is joined by Chris McDonald, Director of Government Relations, to provide an annual update on recently passed energy legislation in Virginia.

Although this year’s Virginia General Assembly was a short session, there was still a long to-do list and lots of activity involving several important pieces of proposed energy legislation. Hear our experienced panelists provide insights on the current renewable energy landscape and discuss key issues and potential impacts on the industry. Be on the lookout for additional details in the coming weeks.

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Key Takeaways:

  • General overview of the 2023 General Assembly session, including status of proposed bills to repeal or revise the Virginia Clean Economy Act
  • Reform of electric utility regulation (SB 1265 / HB 1770; SB 1321 / HB 1604; SB 1075; HB 1777)
  • Extension of local land use approvals (SB 1205 / HB 1665 and SB 1390 / HB 1944)
  • Renewable energy portfolio standard sources; competitive procurement (HB 2305)
  • Status of other renewable energy bills, including proposed bills to expand Virginia’s shared solar program and revise the minimum bill (SB 1266 and SB 1083)
  • Efforts to fill vacancies on the State Corporation Commission (SB 1482 / HB 2463)