Virginia Lawmakers To Unveil Legislation To End Monopoly Control Of Virginia's Electricity Market
Bill Would, "Increase Consumer Choice By Establishing A Competitive Market"
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On January 7, Virginia Delegate Mark Keam and Delegate Lee Ware will announce what is described by proponents as, "bipartisan legislation to eradicate the current system of monopoly utilities controlling the electricity system in Virginia."
The forthcoming bill, the Virginia Energy Reform Act, "would increase consumer choice by establishing a competitive market, protect the most financially vulnerable Virginians, and implement an energy efficiency standard, among other overdue reforms," backers of the bill said
"The unprecedented policy proposal would result in a 21st-century electricity system that is more fair for consumers and energy businesses while ensuring reliability across the Commonwealth," proponents of the legislation said
The legislation will be unveiled at a Tuesday briefing with:
• Delegate Mark Keam (D-35th)
• Delegate Lee Ware (R-65th)
• Lynn Taylor, Virginia Institute for Public Policy
• Carmen Bingham, Virginia Poverty Law Center
• Devin Hartman, R Street Institute
Specifics on the legislation were not released ahead of the formal announcement