H. R. 4887
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 28, 2019
Mr. Pascrell (for himself and Mr. King of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the energy credit for offshore wind facilities.
This Act may be cited as the
Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act.
Extension of energy credit for offshore wind facilities
Section 48(a)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following:
Qualified offshore wind facilities
In the case of any qualified offshore wind facility—
subparagraph (C)(ii) shall be applied by substituting
January 1 of the applicable year (as determined under subparagraph (F)(ii)) for
January 1, 2020,
subparagraph (E) shall not apply, and
for purposes of this paragraph, section 45(d)(1) shall be applied by substituting
January 1 of the applicable year (as determined under section 48(a)(5)(F)(ii)) for
January 1, 2020.
For purposes of this subparagraph, the term applicable year means the later of—
calendar year 2027, or
the calendar year subsequent to the first calendar year in which the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, determines that the United States has increased its offshore wind capacity by not less than 3,000 megawatts as compared to such capacity on January 1, 2020.
Qualified offshore wind facility
For purposes of this subparagraph, the term qualified offshore wind facility means a qualified facility described in paragraph (1) of section 45(d) which is located in the inland navigable waters of the United States, including the Great Lakes, or in the coastal waters of the United States, including the territorial seas of the United States, the exclusive economic zone of the United States, and the outer Continental Shelf of the United States.
Report on offshore wind capacity
On January 15, 2026, and annually thereafter until the calendar year described in clause (ii)(II), the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall issue a report to be made available to the public which discloses the increase in the offshore wind capacity of the United States, as measured in total megawatts, since January 1, 2020.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to periods after December 31, 2016, under rules similar to the rules of section 48(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as in effect on the day before the date of the enactment of the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1990).