Summary

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

Introduced in House
Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017

This bill amends the National Energy Conservation Policy Act to revise
requirements for energy savings performance contracts and utility energy service
contracts (performance contracts). These contracts allow federal agencies to
work with private contractors on energy efficiency upgrades to federal
facilities, unless the facilities are dams, reservoirs, or hydropower facilities
owned or operated by federal agencies.

Current law requires federal facility energy managers to evaluate and identify
energy and water efficiency measures for federal facilities, but agencies are
not required to implement the measures. The bill requires agencies to implement
the measures if they are cost-effective.

The Department of Energy must report to the President and Congress on each
agency's performance contracts, including their investment value and their
energy savings.

The energy conservation measures that may be contained in performance contracts
are expanded by including those involving energy consuming devices and required
support structures.

Agencies may not limit recognition of operation and maintenance savings
associated with energy systems that were modernized or replaced with energy
conservation measures and water conservation measures (e.g., lower energy and
water bills due to energy efficiency and conservation measures).

Agencies may sell or transfer energy savings and apply the proceeds to fund a
performance contract.

The energy savings that may be contained in performance contracts are expanded
to include: (1) the use, sale, or transfer of energy incentives, rebates, or
credits (including renewable energy credits) from governments or utilities; and
(2) any revenue generated from a reduction in energy or water use, more
efficient waste recycling, or additional energy generated from more efficient
equipment.



                        

Actions

  • Subcommittee on Energy Discharged.

    Jun 7th, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.

    Jun 7th, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Jun 7th, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.

    Feb 3rd, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    Jan 30th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Jan 30th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Jan 30th, 2017