- Report Published -
|Energy Conservation in State Facilities|
|Department of General Services|
|HJR 428 (1991)|
|House Joint Resolution 428, agreed to by the 1991 Session of the General Assembly, requested the Department of General Services (DGS) to :|
* investigate ways to conserve energy in state facilities;
* address issues including but not limited to attracting investment by utilities andother firms through the use of split energy cost savings contracts and by increasing utilities return on equity;
* examine the results of the State Corporation Commission's internal investigation of their policies on conservation and load management programs to determine their applicability to state agencies and educational institutions.
This study was assigned to the Department of General Services Energy Section. The Energy Section has been the focal point for all of the Commonwealth's facilities energy conservation programs since its creation in 1984. The section's principal responsibilities include: monitoring facilities energy consumption, providing technical assistance, administering project funding and negotiation utility contracts.
The study examines three specific areas:
* Energy Conservation Opportunities; realistic savings using proven strategies.
* Attracting Investment; performance contracting, leasing, utility investment.
* SCC Investigation; current policy, proposed policy changes.