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H.R. 3079: Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 4, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3079

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 4, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Kinzinger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to encourage the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2019.

2.

Use of energy and water efficiency measures in Federal buildings

(a)

Energy management requirements

Section 543(f)(4) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8253(f)(4)) is amended—

(1)

by striking subparagraph (B);

(2)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking may and all that follows through the Federal in subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

shall implement any energy- or water-saving measure that—

(i)

the Federal

;

(3)

in the matter preceding clause (i) (as so designated), by striking Not later and inserting the following:

(A)

In general

Not later

;

(4)

in subparagraph (A) (as so designated)—

(A)

in clause (i), by striking paragraph (3) that is and inserting the following:

paragraph (3); and

(ii)

is

;

(B)

in clause (ii) (as so designated), by striking ; and and inserting , as determined by evaluating an individual measure or a bundle of measures with varying paybacks.; and

(5)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

Performance contracting

Each Federal agency shall use performance contracting to address at least 1/2 of the measures identified under subparagraph (A)(i).

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(b)

Reports

Section 548(b) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8258(b)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (3), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(5)
(A)

the status of the energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service contracts of each agency, to the extent that the information is not duplicative of information provided to the Secretary under a separate authority;

(B)

the quantity and investment value of the contracts for the previous year;

(C)

the guaranteed energy savings, or for contracts without a guarantee, the estimated energy savings, for the previous year, as compared to the measured energy savings for the previous year;

(D)

a forecast of the estimated quantity and investment value of contracts anticipated in the following year for each agency; and

(E)
(i)

a comparison of the information described in subparagraph (B) and the forecast described in subparagraph (D) in the report of the previous year; and

(ii)

if applicable, the reasons for any differences in the data compared under clause (i).

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(c)

Definition of energy conservation measures

Section 551(4) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8259(4)) is amended by striking or retrofit activities and inserting retrofit activities, or energy consuming devices and required support structures.

(d)

Authority To enter into contracts

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

(1)

in clause (i), by striking or at the end;

(2)

in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(iii)

limit the recognition of operation and maintenance savings associated with systems modernized or replaced with the implementation of energy conservation measures, water conservation measures, or any combination of energy conservation measures and water conservation measures.

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(e)

Miscellaneous authority; excluded contracts

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)

Miscellaneous authority

Notwithstanding subtitle I of title 40, United States Code, a Federal agency may accept, retain, sell, or transfer, and apply the proceeds of the sale or transfer of, any energy and water incentive, rebate, grid services revenue, or credit (including a renewable energy certificate) to fund a contract under this title.

(I)

Excluded contracts

A contract entered into under this title may not be for work performed—

(i)

at a Federal hydroelectric facility that provides power marketed by a Power Marketing Administration; or

(ii)

at a hydroelectric facility owned and operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority established under the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 (16 U.S.C. 831 et seq.).

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(f)

Payment of costs

Section 802 of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8287a) is amended by striking (and related operation and maintenance expenses) and inserting , including related operations and maintenance expenses.

(g)

Definition of energy savings

Section 804(2) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8287c(2)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking federally owned building or buildings or other federally owned facilities and inserting Federal building (as defined in section 551) each place it appears;

(2)

in subparagraph (C), by striking ; and and inserting a semicolon;

(3)

in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(4)

by adding at the end the following:

(E)

the use, sale, or transfer of any energy and water incentive, rebate, grid services revenue, or credit (including a renewable energy certificate); and

(F)

any revenue generated from a reduction in energy or water use, more efficient waste recycling, or additional energy generated from more efficient equipment.

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