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H.R. 6538 - Renewable Energy Certainty Act

Sponsor: Peter Welch (D)
Introduced: 2018-07-25
Bill Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6538


    To authorize certain long-term contracts for Federal purchases of energy.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2018

    Mr. Welch (for himself and Mr. Norman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

    To authorize certain long-term contracts for Federal purchases of energy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Renewable Energy Certainty Act”.

SEC. 2. Contracts for Federal purchases of energy.

(a) In general.—Part 3 of title V of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 554. Long-term contracts for energy.

“(a) In general.—Notwithstanding section 501(b)(1)(B) of title 40, United States Code, an agency may enter into a contract for the acquisition of energy generated from renewable energy sources or from cogeneration facilities covering a period of not more than 30 years.

“(b) Standardized energy purchase agreement.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary, through the Federal Energy Management Program, shall publish a standardized energy purchase agreement, setting forth commercial terms and conditions, that agencies may use to acquire energy generated from renewable energy sources or from cogeneration facilities.

“(c) Technical assistance.—The Secretary shall provide technical assistance to assist agencies in implementing this section.”.

(b) Table of contents amendment.—The table of contents for such Act is amended by adding at the end of the items relating to such part 3 the following new item:

“Sec. 554. Long-term contracts for energy.”.


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