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S. 1277 (114th): Federal Energy Savings Enhancement Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of May 11, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1277

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 11, 2015

(for herself and Mr. Wyden) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To improve energy savings by the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Energy Savings Enhancement Act of 2015.

2.

Energy savings performance contracts

(a)

Agency payments

Section 801(a)(2)(B) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8287(a)(2)(B)) is amended in the first sentence—

(1)

by striking both utilities and inserting utilities, entities that supply, deliver, and transport fuel,; and

(2)

by inserting or fuel supply, delivery, or transport after for utilities.

(b)

Nonbuilding applications

Section 801(a)(2) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8287(a)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(H)

Nonbuilding applications

A Federal agency may enter into an energy savings performance contract under this title for the purpose of reducing the costs of fuel supply, delivery, or transport for nonbuilding applications, including secondary savings.

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(c)

Definitions

Section 804 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8287c) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2)(A)—

(A)

in the matter preceding clause (i)—

(i)

by striking or wastewater treatment and inserting wastewater treatment, or fuel supply, delivery, or transport; and

(ii)

by inserting or nonbuilding applications after federally owned facilities;

(B)

in clause (ii), by striking or after the semicolon at the end;

(C)

in clause (iii), by inserting or after the semicolon at the end; and

(D)

by adding at the end the following:

(iv)

the improved efficiency of fuel use in nonbuilding applications.

;

(2)

in the first sentence of paragraph (3), by inserting or for the purpose of reducing the cost of fuel supply, delivery, or transport for nonbuilding applications before the period at the end; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(5)

Nonbuilding application

The term nonbuilding application means—

(A)

any class of vehicles, devices, or equipment that—

(i)

is transportable under the power of the applicable vehicle, device, or equipment by land, sea, or air; and

(ii)

consumes energy from any fuel source for the purpose of—

(I)

that transportation; or

(II)

maintaining a controlled environment within the vehicle, device, or equipment; and

(B)

any federally owned equipment used to generate electricity or transport water.

(6)

Secondary savings

(A)

In general

The term secondary savings means additional energy or cost savings that are a direct consequence of the energy savings that result from the energy efficiency improvements that were financed and implemented pursuant to an energy savings performance contract.

(B)

Inclusions

The term secondary savings includes—

(i)

energy and cost savings that result from a reduction in the need for fuel delivery and logistical support;

(ii)

personnel cost savings and environmental benefits; and

(iii)

in the case of electric generation equipment, the benefits of increased efficiency in the production of electricity, including revenues received by the Federal Government from the sale of electricity from the production.

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