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                                                       Calendar No. 354
116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2425

 To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP 
   Technical Assistance Partnership Program, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             August 1, 2019

 Mr. King (for himself and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; 
   which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                           Natural Resources

                           December 17, 2019

               Reported by Ms. Murkowski, with amendments
                     [Omit the part struck through]

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP 
   Technical Assistance Partnership Program, and for other purposes.

    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 ``CHP Support Act of 2019''.

SEC. 2. CHP TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Section 375 of the Energy Policy and Conservation 
Act (42 U.S.C. 6345) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 375. CHP TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Renaming.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Clean Energy Application Centers of 
        the Department of Energy are redesignated as the CHP Technical 
        Assistance Partnership Program (referred to in this section as 
        the `Program').
            ``(2) Program description.--The Program shall consist of--
                    ``(A) the 10 regional CHP Technical Assistance 
                Partnerships in existence on the date of enactment of 
                the CHP Support Act of 2019;
                    ``(B) any other regional CHP Technical Assistance 
                Partnerships as the Secretary may establish; and
                    ``(C) any supporting technical activities under the 
                Technical Partnership Program of the Advanced 
                Manufacturing Office of the Department of Energy.
            ``(3) References.--Any reference in any law, rule, 
        regulation, or publication to a Combined Heat and Power 
        Application Center or a Clean Energy Application Center shall 
        be deemed to be a reference to the Program.
    ``(b) CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Program shall--
                    ``(A) operate programs to encourage deployment of 
                combined heat and power, waste heat to power, and 
                efficient district energy (collectively referred to in 
                this subsection as `CHP') technologies by providing 
                education and outreach--
                            ``(i) to building, industrial, and electric 
                        and natural gas utility professionals;
                            ``(ii) to State and local policymakers; and
                            ``(iii) to other individuals and 
                        organizations with an interest in efficient 
                        energy use, local or opportunity fuel use, 
                        resiliency, energy security, microgrids, and 
                        district energy; and
                    ``(B) provide project-specific support to building 
                and industrial professionals through economic and 
                engineering assessments and advisory activities.
            ``(2) Funding for certain activities.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Program shall make funds 
                available to institutions of higher education, research 
                centers, and other appropriate institutions to ensure 
                the continued operation and effectiveness of regional 
                CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships.
                    ``(B) Use of funds.--Funds made available under 
                subparagraph (A) may be used--
                            ``(i) to research, develop, and distribute 
                        informational materials relevant to 
                        manufacturers, commercial buildings, 
                        institutional facilities, and Federal sites;
                            ``(ii) to support the mission goals of the 
                        Department of Defense relating to CHP and 
                        microgrid technologies;
                            ``(iii) to continuously maintain and 
                        update--
                                    ``(I) the CHP installation 
                                database;
                                    ``(II) CHP technology potential 
                                analyses;
                                    ``(III) State CHP resource 
                                websites; and
                                    ``(IV) CHP Technical Assistance 
                                Partnerships websites;
                            ``(iv) to research, develop, and conduct 
                        target market workshops, reports, seminars, 
                        internet programs, CHP resiliency resources, 
                        and other activities to provide education to 
                        end users, regulators, and stakeholders in a 
                        manner that leads to the deployment of CHP 
                        technologies;
                            ``(v) to provide or coordinate onsite 
                        assessments for sites and enterprises that may 
                        consider deployment of CHP technology;
                            ``(vi) to perform market research to 
                        identify high-profile candidates for deployment 
                        of CHP technologies, hybrid renewable-CHP 
                        technologies, microgrids, and clean energy;
                            ``(vii) to provide nonbiased engineering 
                        support to sites considering deployment of CHP 
                        technologies;
                            ``(viii) to assist organizations developing 
                        clean energy technologies and policies in 
                        overcoming barriers to deployment; and
                            ``(ix) to assist companies and 
                        organizations with field validation and 
                        performance evaluations of CHP and other clean 
                        energy technologies implemented.
                    ``(C) Duration.--The Program shall make funds 
                available under subparagraph (A) for a period of 5 
                years.
    ``(c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $12,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2020 through 2024.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 372(g) of the Energy Policy and 
Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6342(g)) is amended by striking ``Clean 
Energy Applications Center operated by the Secretary of Energy'' and 
inserting ``regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships''.
    (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents of the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act (Public Law 94-163; 89 Stat. 872; 92 Stat. 3272) 
is amended by striking the item relating to section 375 and inserting 
the following:

``Sec. 375. CHP Technical Assistance Partnership Program.''.
                                                       Calendar No. 354

116th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                S. 2425

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

 To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to establish the CHP 
   Technical Assistance Partnership Program, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           December 17, 2019

                        Reported with amendments

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