The 2007 General Assembly passed legislation (Senate Bill 1416 and House Bill 3068)
re-establishing retail rate regulation for most of the electricity customers in
Electricity customers with annual demands greater than five megawatts will continue
to have the option to shop for competitive electricity supply. In addition, retail
customers may purchase electricity supply from 100 percent renewable sources from
competitive suppliers if their local utility company does not include renewable
energy as a source of generation.
The 2007 legislation continued the policy to allow retail customers of Virginia’s
two largest gas companies, Columbia Gas and Washington Gas Light, to select other
companies to provide their gas supply service.
For Your Information...
Virginia's Conservation Efforts
– Your resource for information to help you reduce your energy consumption and save
money through energy efficiency.
- The Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act
- Utility Restructuring in Virginia
Visit the Division of Energy Regulation for additional information on the SCC's
authority over natural gas, electric, and water and sewer utilities in Virginia.