The dramatic increase in electric rates was a hot topic during the regular session of the General Assembly.
And it was back in the spotlight, as lawmakers returned to Capitol Square for Wednesday's veto session.
In the wake of a General Assembly session that saw concern and conflict over skyrocketing power bills, two dozen lawmakers sat down with State Corporation Commission staff to discuss Virginia's oversight of utilities including Appalachian Power.
"What's up to us now is to determine, is that where we want to be or do we need to build in some more consumer protection? And I personally believe we need to build in some more consumer protection," said Del. Don Merricks.
"I have heard some things that I think we need to look at changing next year. I think there are probably some unintended consequences to the 2007 legislation," said Del. Danny Marshall.
While some lawmakers are looking for reforms during the next session of the General Assembly, others were asking why it's taking so long.