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Introduced in House (03/15/2001)

Energy Self-Sufficiency Act for the 21st Century - Requires a utility distribution company to interconnect its local utility distribution facilities with, and provide service to, a distributed generation facility, if the facility owner or operator: (1) complies with a final rule promulgated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that establishes safety, reliability, and power quality standards for such a facility; and (2) pays the just, reasonable, and non-discriminatory costs directly related to such interconnection and service.

Requires FERC to establish an advisory commission to make recommendations regarding promulgation of such a rule.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend the energy tax credit to distributed energy resources property placed in service during the taxable year, including distributed power property and combined heat and power system property.

Instructs the Secretary of Energy to implement an accelerated cooperative research and development program to ensure reliability, efficiency, and environmental responsibility of Distributed Energy Resources, including: (1) Advanced Energy Technologies and Systems Development; (2) Advanced Grid Reliability Technologies development; and (3) Technology Transfer and Education.

Directs the Secretary to develop and submit to Congress a six-year research and development program plan.