Updated: September 28, 2017
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.
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.
The Wyoming ESC Chapter does not currently meet.