History: 2005 a. 141
Fuel for state heating, cooling or power plants. 16.90(2)(a)
Prepare all specifications for contracts for the purchase of fuel for each state-owned or operated heating, cooling or power plant. All such specifications where feasible shall provide for purchase of such fuel on a heating value and quality basis and may provide for an adjustment of the base price of any fuel as a result of changes in production or transportation costs during the term of a contract.
Distribute fuel purchased by the department or any agency to agencies that require it, and reallocate such fuel between agencies in the event of a shortage.
Set standards for storage of fuel by agencies.
Test all fuel purchased for each state-owned or operated heating, cooling or power plant wherein the annual requirement is in excess of 12,500 therms and where purchased on a heating value and quality basis.
Promulgate such rules as the secretary considers necessary, not inconsistent with this section, to promote efficiency, energy conservation and economy in the testing, handling and use of fuel for state-owned or operated heating, cooling or power plants.
History: 1989 a. 31
Contracts for fuel. 16.91(2)
No contract for the purchase of fuel for any state-owned or operated heating or heating and power plant wherein the annual requirement is in excess of 12,500 therms is binding unless purchased upon specifications furnished by the secretary. A contract for fuel may be for any term deemed to be in the best interests of the state, but the term and any provisions for renewal or extension shall be incorporated in the bid specifications and the contract document.
Payments for fuel delivered under contracts specified in sub. (2)
and for delivery costs shall be made upon vouchers approved by the secretary. Upon being audited and paid, the department shall charge each purchase against the appropriation to the agency which has jurisdiction over the facility at which the fuel is used. The secretary shall report on a quarterly basis to each such agency the total amount of payments charged under this subsection to each of its appropriations and facilities. Approval of the payments by the agency whose appropriation is charged is not required.
History: 1979 c. 34
; 1989 a. 31
Purchase of fuel, electricity, heat and chilled water. 16.92(2)
Each agency shall utilize the most cost-effective means of procurement of fuel, electricity, heat and chilled water.
History: 1989 a. 31
Sale of fuel or utility service. 16.93(2)
Except as provided in sub. (3)
, any agency, with the approval of the department, may sell fuel, water, sewage treatment service, electricity, heat or chilled water to another agency, a federal agency, a local government or a private entity.
Prior to contracting for the sale of any fuel or extending any water, sewage treatment, electrical, heating or chilled water service to a new private entity after August 9, 1989, an agency shall contact each public utility that serves the area in which the private entity is located and that is engaged in the sale of the same fuel or utility service. If a public utility so contacted objects to the proposed sale and commits to provide the fuel or service, the agency shall not contract for the sale.
History: 1989 a. 31
STATE PLANNING AND ENERGY
Powers and duties.
The department shall, through a system of comprehensive long-range planning, promote the development and the maximum wise use of the energy, natural, and human resources of the state and develop and implement a cost-effective, balanced, reliable, and environmentally responsible energy strategy to promote economic growth. The department shall do all of the following:
Collect, analyze, interpret and, in cooperation with the other state agencies, maintain the comprehensive data needed for effective state agency planning and effective review of those plans by the governor and the legislature.
Perform research to evaluate and measure alternative objectives and administrative actions.
Stimulate and encourage all state agencies to comprehensively plan and advance proposals for their area of state government services, and assist the state agencies to develop a necessary planning capacity.
Prepare and maintain plans for those state agencies which do not have an adequate planning capacity, at the request and in cooperation with those agencies.
Advise and assist state agencies in their development and maintenance of comprehensive plans, providing them with technical and program information, and advising them of the impact of related plans of other state agencies.
Stimulate the consideration and possible use of creative techniques and actions that may better accomplish the objectives of this section.
Evaluate the plans of all state agencies, identify both duplication and program gaps in the plans and measure the agency plans with the state goals enacted by the governor and the legislature.
Advise and assist the governor and the legislature in establishing long-range development policies and programs in considering state agency plans with regard to those policies and programs.
Develop and submit to the governor's office and to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, as determined by the speaker of the assembly and the president of the senate on or before September 1 of each even-numbered year a 5-year and 10-year plan for the resolution of the energy needs of low-income households. The department shall consult with the public service commission, the department of health services and other agencies and groups related to low-income energy assistance. The department shall include in each plan, without limitation due to enumeration, items such as target populations, income eligibility, goals and funding.
Assist in implementing agency plans in accordance with policies and programs established by the governor and the legislature.
Administer federal planning grants for state planning, when so designated by the governor pursuant to s. 16.54
. The department may contract with other state agencies for the preparation of all or part of a facet of the state plan which is financed in whole or in part by federal planning grants.
Prepare and maintain contingency plans for responding to critical energy shortages so that when the shortages occur they can be dealt with quickly and effectively.
Implement the priorities under s. 1.12 (4)
in designing the department's energy programs and in awarding grants or loans for energy projects.
By rule, establish a standardized method for measuring the energy efficiency of the state's economy to be used in preparing the report under sub. (15)
. In establishing the methodology, the department shall consider methodologies currently in use for this purpose, including the methodology used by the world bank.
Before April 1 annually, submit a report to the legislature under s. 13.172 (3)
regarding progress made in meeting the energy efficiency goal under s. 1.12 (3) (a)
Require public utilities to provide the department with energy billing and use data regarding public schools, if the department determines that the data would facilitate any effort by the department to administer or provide energy assistance for public schools, including any effort to direct energy assistance to public schools with the highest energy costs.
Energy cost reduction plans.
No later than July 1 of each even-numbered year, each agency, as defined in s. 16.75 (12) (a) 1.
, shall submit a plan to the department, the joint committee on finance, and the standing committee of each house of the legislature having jurisdiction over energy, for reduction of the cost of energy used by the agency. The plan shall include all system and equipment upgrades or installations that are estimated to result in energy cost savings equal to the cost of the upgrade or installation over the anticipated life of the system or equipment. The plan shall also identify potential means of financing the upgrades and installations other than reliance on appropriations of general purpose revenues. The department of administration shall consider in its plan the means of financing allowed under s. 16.858
History: 2005 a. 141
Energy administration. 16.955(1)
If the governor determines that a disruption of energy supplies poses a serious risk to the economic well-being, health or welfare of the citizens of this state, the governor may issue an order declaring an energy alert. Upon declaration of an energy alert by the governor, the department may issue general or special orders, as defined in s. 101.01 (7)
, or promulgate emergency rules under ch. 227
to compel disclosure of information required for purposes of this section. Any person, or agent of the person, who produces, imports or sells, coal or other forms of fuel, other than electricity, natural gas or wood, who is subject to an emergency rule or general or special order of the department within reasonable time limits specified in the order shall file or furnish such reports, information, data, copies of extracts of originals as the department deems necessary relating to existing and future energy supplies, including but not limited to record of sales in years for 1970 and thereafter, storage capacity, supplies on hand and anticipated supplies, and anticipated demand. To the extent that the reports and data requested by the department are presently available from other state or federal agencies, the department shall coordinate its data reporting requirements with the agencies to avoid duplication of reporting.
(2) Information to be confidential.
All information furnished under sub. (1)
shall be considered confidential and may be compiled or published only for purposes of general statistical comparison. The information may be disclosed to agencies of the state or of the federal government, under the same or similar rules of confidentiality.
Any person, or agent of a person, who produces, imports or sells, coal or other forms of fuel, other than electricity, natural gas or wood, who fails to provide information requested by the department at the time and in the manner specified by the department shall forfeit an amount not to exceed $1,000. Each day the violation of this section continues from the day notice has been received constitutes a separate offense.
Upon request of the department, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may aid in any investigation, enforce any request of the department for information under this section or seek forfeitures for violations of this section.
Upon request of the department, the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating this section.
The remedies under this section shall not be exclusive.
(4) Hearings; evidence; witness fees. 16.955(4)(a)(a)
The department or any of its authorized agents may, in relation to any matter arising under this section, conduct hearings, administer oaths, issue subpoenas and take testimony.
The witnesses subpoenaed by the department or its agent and officers who serve subpoenas shall be entitled to the fees allowed in courts of record. The fees shall be audited and paid by the state in the same manner as other expenses of the department are audited and paid. No witness subpoenaed at the instance of any party other than the department is entitled to payment of fees by the state, unless the department certifies that the testimony of the witness was material.
Any person who unlawfully fails to attend as a witness or refuses to testify may be compelled to do so as provided in s. 885.12
A record of all hearings shall be kept by the department. All hearings shall be public.
See also ch. Adm 40
, Wis. adm. code.
Diesel truck idling reduction grants. 16.956(1)(c)
"Idling reduction unit" means a device that is installed on a diesel truck to reduce the long-duration idling of the truck by providing heat, air conditioning, or electricity to the truck while the truck is stationary and the main drive engine of the truck is not operating.
"Post-1998 diesel truck engine" means a heavy-duty highway diesel engine that complies with the air pollutant emission standards promulgated by the federal environmental protection agency under 42 USC 7521
for engine model year 1998 or a later engine model year.
Beginning on July 1, 2006, and ending on June 30, 2015, the department may award a grant to an eligible applicant for the purchase and field testing of one or more idling reduction units as provided in subs. (3)
(3) Eligible applicants.
An applicant is eligible for a grant under this section only if all of the following apply:
The applicant is a common motor carrier, contract motor carrier, or private motor carrier that transports freight.
The applicant is headquartered in this state.
The applicant pays 50 percent of the eligible costs for each idling reduction unit covered by a grant under this section without the use of grants, loans, or other financial assistance from this state or from a local governmental unit in this state.
The applicant agrees to collect information relating to the operation and performance of each idling reduction unit covered by a grant under this section, as required by the department, and to report that information to the department.
Except as provided in par. (b)
, the costs that an applicant has incurred or will incur to purchase and install an idling reduction unit on a truck tractor that is owned and operated by the applicant and that has a post-1998 diesel truck engine are eligible costs under this section if the use of the idling reduction unit will result, in the aggregate, in a decrease in the emissions of one or more air contaminants, as defined in s. 285.01 (1)
, from the truck tractor on which the idling reduction unit is installed or in a decrease in the use of energy by the truck tractor on which the idling reduction unit is installed.
The following costs are not eligible costs:
The cost of shipping an idling reduction unit from the manufacturer to the facility where the idling reduction unit will be installed on the truck tractor.
Subject to par. (d)
, the department may make grants under this section from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2015, of 50 percent of the eligible costs for an idling reduction unit installed on a truck tractor, unless the department has previously awarded a grant under this section for an idling reduction unit installed on the truck tractor.
In any fiscal year, the department may not pay to any one applicant more than 20 percent of the amount appropriated under s. 20.505 (1) (sa)
for the fiscal year.
The department may pay a grant over more than one fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds and to par. (d)
The department shall collect information from recipients of grants under this section relating to the operation and performance of idling reduction units. The department shall summarize the information collected and make it available to common motor carriers, contract motor carriers, and private motor carriers in an accessible and cost-effective manner, such as on department's Internet site.
The department shall promulgate rules for the administration of the program under this section.
(6) Sunset. Subsections (2)
do not apply after December 31, 2016.
History: 2005 a. 25
; 2007 a. 20
; 2009 a. 28
; 2011 a. 32
; Stats. 2011 s. 101.45; 2013 a. 20
; Stats. 2013 s. 16.956; 2013 a. 173
See also ch. Adm 94
, Wis. adm. code.