The proposal, which passed Friday on a bipartisan 67-32 vote, would allow renewable energy firms to compete with utilities to supply customers with clean power.
After a half-decade fight over pipeline easements, property owners look to recoup legal costs and property values.
Projects give Virginia an edge as an industry hub, the utility’s vice president of construction explains in an interview.
Legislative proposals to put more electric school buses on the road failed this session but will likely be revived for 2021.
The Fair Energy Bills Act would give state regulators power to order refunds when the utility collects excessive revenue.