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House Bill 1033

House Bill 1033

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB 1033 (Updated April 29, 2009 4:31 pm - DI 103)

Renewable energy and energy savings contracts. Requires the state utility forecasting group, in formulating suggestions concerning renewable energy resources for inclusion in its annual report, to evaluate potential renewable energy generation opportunities from biomass and algae production systems. Requires the department of agriculture, in its administration of economic development efforts for agriculture, to facilitate the use of biomass and algae production systems to generate renewable energy. Provides that the maximum term of a guaranteed energy cost savings contract or utility efficiency program is 20 years. (Current law provides for maximum terms of 10 and 15 years, respectively.) Amends the statute governing local public works projects to provide that a political subdivision or its agencies may: (1) participate in a utility efficiency program; (2) enter into a guaranteed savings contract; and (3) enter into a design-build contract instead of awarding a public works contract. Provides that the term "conservation measure" includes the installation of insulation in a political subdivision's facility. (Under current law, installing insulation is a "conservation measure" only if the insulation is installed in a school facility.)
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