Wyoming Chapter

At a Glance

Wyoming Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting

Category Details  

State Program Website

Wyoming energy conservation improvement program

 

Applicable Sectors

One state statute covers GESPC in all four public sectors (state, municipalities, universities, k-12), and other non-profit organizations.

 

Enabling Legislation

Wyoming Energy Performance Program. Wyoming Stat. §9-12-1202; 9-12-1203

 

Statue requires a savings guarantee

The ESCO is responsible for any shortfall in annual energy savings.  If there is an excess in annual savings, the excess savings shall be retained by the facility owner and shall not be used to cover potential energy savings shortages in subsequent contract years.

Yes

Contract Term

Contracts up to 20 years in length.

 

Scope of Work enabled by legislation

Contracts allows a facility owner to accomplish energy or water efficiency projects without upfront capital costs or capital appropriations.

 

Excess Savings Retained by End-user

 

Yes

Executive Order (link)

 

 

State Program Administrator

The state program is supported by an outside third-party skilled in GESPC project management.

 

State program provides support to local units of government

 

Yes

Reporting Requirements for projects

The Wyoming Business Council is responsible to submit to the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development interim committee by October 1 (each year) an annual report on the energy performance contracting performed under the Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program.  The report shall include the number of applications submitteed, the number of facility owners, the number of energy performance contracts, the results of the IGA and the results of the ESPC.

 

ESC Chapter

 

Yes
 

Standardized instruments for use with GESPC

Set of standardized instruments have been pre-approved for state agencies and are posted publicly.

Yes

Pre-qualified providers list

 

Yes

Building energy utilization benchmarking

 

No

Recognition/Awards for Outstanding Projects

 

No

About the Chapter

Updated: September 28, 2017

Leadership

GESPC has enjoyed strong bipartisan support in Wyoming. The state's Wyoming Energy Performance Program (Wyoming Stat. §9-12-1202; 9-12-1203), conforms with the state's procurement rules and allows for GESPC in state agencies and municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals.

Wyoming has one state statute that covers GESPC in all public sectors. The statute allows for contracts up to 20 years in length and for all measures that pay for themselves in energy savings alone, including water savings.

Wyoming also allows the end-user to retain excess savings in their department budget and provides a requirement for an annual savings guarantee that meets or exceeds the total annual contract payment. If there is an excess in annual savings, the excess savings shall be retained by the facility owner and shall not be used to cover potential energy savings shortages in subsequent contract years.

Program

Wyoming’s Energy Performance Program Administrator has many other responsibilities in addition to oversight and administration of the state’s guaranteed energy performance contracting program; however, the state program is supported by an outside third-party skilled in GESPC project management.

Wyoming uses a set of standardized instruments for GESPC projects. The Program, under the Wyoming Business Council, is responsible for submitting an annual report to the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development interim committee by October 1 (each year).  The report on the energy performance contracting includes all projects performed under the Wyoming Energy Conservation Improvement Program.  The report includes the number of applications submitted, the number of facility owners, the number of energy performance contracts, the results of the IGA and the results of the ESPC.

State highlights include:

  • Under Wyoming's “Wyoming Energy Performance Program,” (Wyoming Stat. §9-12-1202; 9-12-1203) all government entities are able to enter into Guaranteed Energy Savings Contracts with a prequalified list of Energy Service Companies, or ESCOs. All projects under the WEPP process must also have a return on investment period of less than 20 years, and must be fully funded by the savings generated under the contract.
  • 2014 Oakfield-Alabama District residents overwhelmingly approved spending nearly $18 million for a GESPC capital improvement project by a vote of 137 yes and 15 no.

Chapter

The Wyoming ESC Chapter does not currently meet.