§ 39.35C.090. Additional authority of state agencies
In addition to any other authorities conferred by law:
(1) The department, with the consent of the state agency responsible for a facility, a state or regional university acting independently, and any other state agency acting through the department of general administration or as otherwise authorized by law, may:
(a) Contract to sell electric energy generated at state facilities to a utility; and
(b) Contract to sell thermal energy produced at state facilities to a utility.
(2) A state or regional university acting independently, and any other state agency acting through the department of general administration or as otherwise authorized by law, may:
(a) Acquire, install, permit, construct, own, operate, and maintain cogeneration and facility heating and cooling measures or equipment, or both, at its facilities;
(b) Lease state property for the installation and operation of cogeneration and facility heating and cooling equipment at its facilities;
(c) Contract to purchase all or part of the electric or thermal output of cogeneration plants at its facilities;
(d) Contract to purchase or otherwise acquire fuel or other energy sources needed to operate cogeneration plants at its facilities; and
(e) Undertake procurements for third-party development of cogeneration projects at its facilities, with successful bidders to be selected based on the responsible bid, including nonprice elements listed in RCW 43.19.1911, that offers the greatest net achievable benefits to the state and its agencies.
(3) After July 28, 1991, a state agency shall consult with the department prior to exercising any authority granted by this section.
(4) In exercising the authority granted by subsections (1) and (2) of this section, a state agency must comply with the provisions of RCW 39.35C.080.
[1996 c 186 § 413; 1991 c 201 § 10.]
Findings -- Intent -- Part headings not law -- Effective date -- 1996 c 186: See notes following RCW 43.330.904.
Last modified: April 7, 2009