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Energy Transformation Act

Bill #: H.5118

Session: 2023-2024

Topics:

Energy Energy

Outcome

CVSC opposed this bill and it did not pass.

House 88-21

This omnibus energy legislation posed a significant threat to the environment and ratepayers in the State. Most importantly, it greenlights Dominion and Santee Cooper to build a gas mega-project in Canadys, South Carolina despite unknown costs and environmental impacts. Additionally, it rolls back regulations put in place after the failed V.C. Summer debacle that were designed to protect ratepayers from utility overreach. At the same time, the legislation tips the scale in favor of utility positions in cases heard in front of the Public Service Commission and allowed utilities to begin constructing facilities before a permit or certificate is granted. Despite significant pushback from CVSC, other stakeholders, and customers, the bill moved through the House Chamber and the Senate Judiciary Committee with very few changes. The bill stalled, however, on the Senate floor after bipartisan group of Senators spoke out forcefully against the legislation.

  • + Pro Conservation Vote
  • - Anti Conservation Vote
  • EA Excused Absence
  • NV Not Voting
  • N/A Not in Office
  • A Abstained (Conflict of Interest)

Energy Transformation Act 2nd Reading

This omnibus energy legislation posed a significant threat to the environment and ratepayers in the State. Most importantly, it greenlights Dominion and Santee Cooper to build a gas mega-project in Canadys, South Carolina despite unknown costs and environmental impacts. Additionally, it rolls back regulations put in place after the failed V.C. Summer debacle that were designed to protect ratepayers from utility overreach. At the same time, the legislation tips the scale in favor of utility positions in cases heard in front of the Public Service Commission and allowed utilities to begin constructing facilities before a permit or certificate is granted. Despite significant pushback from CVSC, other stakeholders, and customers, the bill moved through the House Chamber and the Senate Judiciary Committee with very few changes. The bill stalled, however, on the Senate floor after bipartisan group of Senators spoke out forcefully against the legislation.

Legislator
Party
District
Office
Sponsor
Vote
Conservation Vote
D
59
House
No
NV
NV
D
103
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
57
House
No
Yea
-
R
104
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
71
House
No
NV
NV
D
90
House
No
Yea
-
R
24
House
Yes
NV
NV
D
75
House
No
Nay
+
R
10
House
No
Yea
-
D
78
House
No
Nay
+
R
81
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
123
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
114
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
107
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
17
House
No
Yea
-
R
112
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
87
House
No
Yea
-
R
3
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
89
House
No
NV
NV
R
8
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
35
House
No
Yea
-
D
82
House
No
Nay
+
D
95
House
No
Nay
+
R
5
House
No
Yea
-
R
52
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
21
House
No
Yea
-
R
92
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
68
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
6
House
No
Yea
-
R
100
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
23
House
No
Nay
+
R
22
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
124
House
Yes
NV
NV
R
26
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
39
House
No
Yea
-
R
11
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
77
House
No
Nay
+
R
94
House
Yes
A
A
R
12
House
No
Yea
-
R
42
House
No
Yea
-
D
111
House
No
EA
EA
R
106
House
No
Yea
-
R
48
House
No
Yea
-
R
19
House
No
Yea
-
R
122
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
105
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
36
House
No
NV
NV
D
73
House
No
NV
NV
R
110
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
55
House
No
Yea
-
D
31
House
No
Nay
+
D
54
House
No
Yea
-
R
118
House
No
NV
NV
R
108
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
4
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
83
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
91
House
No
NV
NV
D
76
House
No
Yea
-
R
32
House
No
Yea
-
D
102
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
58
House
No
Yea
-
D
70
House
No
NV
NV
R
14
House
No
Yea
-
D
25
House
No
Nay
+
R
63
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
85
House
No
Yea
-
D
49
House
No
Nay
+
D
101
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
80
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
30
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
116
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
43
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
37
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
60
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
38
House
No
Yea
-
R
88
House
No
Yea
-
R
96
House
No
NV
NV
R
13
House
No
Yea
-
D
41
House
No
Nay
+
R
56
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
65
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
15
House
No
Nay
+
R
33
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
20
House
No
Yea
-
R
18
House
No
Yea
-
R
29
House
No
Yea
-
R
98
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
44
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
45
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
120
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
34
House
No
Yea
-
R
66
House
No
Yea
-
R
84
House
No
Yea
-
D
93
House
No
Nay
+
R
117
House
No
Yea
-
R
64
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
113
House
Yes
Nay
+
R
47
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
121
House
No
Nay
+
R
97
House
No
Yea
-
D
72
House
No
Nay
+
D
74
House
No
Nay
+
R
2
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
61
House
No
Yea
-
R
46
House
No
A
A
R
67
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
99
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
109
House
No
EA
EA
D
119
House
No
Nay
+
R
86
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
42
Senate
No
N/A
N/A
R
9
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
79
House
Yes
Nay
+
R
28
House
No
Yea
-
R
27
House
No
Yea
-
D
51
House
No
Nay
+
R
7
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
115
House
No
Nay
+
D
50
House
No
Nay
+
R
40
House
No
Yea
-
R
1
House
Yes
Yea
-
D
62
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
16
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
69
House
Yes
Yea
-
R
53
House
Yes
Yea
-