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Introduced in House (06/12/2001)

Department of Defense Energy Reduction Act of 2001 - Directs the President to: (1) authorize the Secretary of Defense to use all qualified electric generators during electric power emergencies in the area encompassed by the Western Systems Coordinating Council of the North American Electric Reliability Council ("western region") to generate electric energy for Department of Defense (DOE) facilities, or to provide additional electric energy for sale at cost for consumption or for resale; (2) direct the Secretary immediately to develop a plan for the deployment of available mobile electric generation facilities owned or operated by DOE in the event of energy emergencies; and (3) coordinate implementation of this Act with the Western Systems Coordinating Council of the North American Electric Reliability Council, as well as with State and local air quality management agencies.

Instructs the Secretary to require all facilities under the Secretary's jurisdiction to implement energy conservation measures.

Authorizes the President to exclude any electric generation facility in order to ensure military readiness or facility availability to respond to natural disasters.