§ 62‑351.  Demand‑side management policy; pilot project.

(a) Declaration of Policy. – It is the policy of the State for government‑owned facilities that have backup or emergency generators that meet the criteria of utility demand‑side management programs or rates to enroll in such programs or rates to the extent those programs or rates are available without diminishing the purpose or use of the facility having the backup or emergency generator.

(b) Department of Public Safety Pilot Program. – By no later than January 1, 2018, the Department of Public Safety shall designate a backup or emergency generator to enroll in the demand‑side management program or rate available that would allow electricity load to be shifted to its generator in response to utility‑administered programs.

(c) Report. – The Department of Public Safety shall report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy by January 31 of each year on the status of the designated backup or emergency generator and whether it is enrolled in the utility demand‑side response program or rate.

(d) Sunset. – The pilot program and report required by subsections (b) and (c) of this section shall expire on January 1, 2020. (2017‑192, s. 9.)