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Delegate Williams Votes To Pass Electricity Rate-Relief Bills

Williams votes for HB1604 and HB1777 to reform the State Corporation Commission


RICHMOND, VA – This February, Delegate Wren Williams’ (R – Stuart) voted for two bills to provide relief for rising electricity rates throughout Southwest and Southside Virginia. Both bills passed the General Assembly this week and will go to Governor Youngkin’s desk.

  • HB1604 reforms how the State Corporation Commission regulates electricity rates and sets the profit limits that power companies are allowed to earn on electricity rates.

  • HB1777 shortens the Commission’s tri-annual evaluation schedule so rates are re-evaluated every year.

“Electricity rates have sky-rocketed and Southwest Virginians are struggling to afford their electric bills. I’ve heard from literally thousands of Virginians about how they’re suffering, from single moms and struggling families to retirees on a fixed income,” said Delegate Williams.

“Passing this legislation is a good first step to providing relief to consumers. But we need to go much further and tackle the root cause of these electricity price-shocks – and that is the Biden Administration’s energy policy and the Virginia Clean Economy Act.  These bad policies are choking our energy supply and pushing anti-market regulations on power companies, while Southside and Southwest Virginia foot the bill. It’s not right.”

 

Wren Williams is the sitting delegate representing Virginia’s 9th House District, serving on the Committees on Public Safety, Privileges and Elections, and Courts of Justice. Since redistricting, Williams is running for re-election in Virginia’s newly-drawn 47th House District. Outside of politics, Wren lives with his wife, Britt, and son, Rhett, in Stuart, VA. Wren and Britt own and operate Schneider & Williams Law Firm.

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