Rules & Procedures
A number of factors play into participation in a competitive energy supply market.
Certain rules must be in place to ensure a level playing field for incumbent utilities,
competitive suppliers, aggregators, and merchant generation suppliers. It is the
responsibility of the State Corporation Commission to develop rules by which all
providers will abide in providing energy services to the Commonwealth of Virginia
as well as other factors that impact the competitive marketplace.
These rules can be found in the Virginia Register of Regulations, the official publication
of the Virginia Administrative Code (VAC). The VAC also maintains an internet record
of regulations (updated semi-annually). Rules referred to on this site may be accessed
in portable document format (PDF) until they are made available through the VAC
Application for Licensure
Suppliers and aggregators must be licensed by the State Corporation Commission.
To apply for licensure, submit an application in accordance with Commission rules
as described below.
To further assist with the efficient handling of applications, a courtesy copy of
the application for licensure should be submitted to:
Director, Utility Accounting & Finance
Virginia State Corporation Commission
P. O. Box 1197 Richmond, VA 23218
Questions about the licensure process may be addressed to the Commission's
Division of Utility Accounting & Finance
Aside from establishing rules by which competitive service providers and aggregators
operate, the Commission has implemented or is studying procedures designed to facilitate
functional separation, regional transmission entities, energy metering and billing,
rates and contracts, and independent merchant generation plants.