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Text of the Federal Cogeneration Act of 1993

This bill was introduced on October 26, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 26, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3371 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3371

To authorize Federal departments and agencies to sell energy from cogeneration facilities, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 26, 1993

Mr. SWETT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To authorize Federal departments and agencies to sell energy from cogeneration facilities, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Federal Cogeneration Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. PURPOSES.

    The purposes of this Act are--

      (1) to improve the energy efficiency of the Federal Government, and reduce energy costs to the Federal Government;

      (2) to encourage Federal agencies to make energy-saving investments that make the most efficient use of facilities and resources of the Federal Government;

      (3) to encourage the Federal Government to set an example in energy efficiency for States, industry, and the general public; and

      (4) to foster greater cooperation between the Federal Government and private industry in the effort to improve energy efficiency of Federal facilities.

SEC. 3. COGENERATION AT FEDERAL FACILITIES.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Any Federal department or agency which uses steam or other forms of energy for heating, cooling or manufacturing or processing operations carried out by such department or agency is authorized to enter into contracts for the provision and operation of cogeneration facilities on real property under that department or agency’s jurisdiction or on private property and for the purchase of such steam and other forms of energy from such facilities. Such contract may authorize the owner or operator of such cogeneration facilities to sell electric energy generated by such cogeneration facilities to any public or private electric utility company pursuant to agreements voluntarily entered into by such owner or operator and such electric utility company.

    (b) MILITARY INSTALLATIONS- Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect the authority of the Secretary of a military department with respect to energy production under section 2394 of title 10.