OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-334

AN ACT CONCERNING MUNICIPAL AND STATE COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT OF ELECTRICITY, NATURAL GAS, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND OTHER ENERGY-RELATED PRODUCTS BY NONPROFIT ENERGY BUYING CONSORTIA.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: See Below

Explanation

The bill allows governmental entities to participate in a competitively procured program to purchase energy-related products through a nonprofit energy buying consortium.

It is anticipated that the majority of municipalities already participate in energy consortium and as such, there would be no fiscal impact to those municipalities. There may be a savings to any municipality, however, that does not currently participate in a consortium.

To the extent various state agencies currently participate in an energy buying consortium, no fiscal impact is anticipated. There may be savings, however, to any agency currently not a member of a consortium.

The Out Years

Any savings that occur as a result of participating in a consortium would continue into the future subject to the terms of energy contracts.