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Program C: Energy Conservation

Program Authorization: R.S. 36:354

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The goal of the Energy Conservation Program is to reduce the wasteful consumption of energy resources in the state. As its mission, the program administers all state and federal energy conservation/management and alternate and renewable energy-related projects implemented through two major functions: (1) State Energy Conservation Program (SECP); and (2) Institutional Conservation Program (ICP). Additionally, the Energy Conservation Program coordinates the funding of applications and reporting of all oil overcharge funds--Federal Energy Settlement (FES)--received by Louisiana. There is only one activity in this program: Energy Conservation.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

1. In FY 1998-99, the Energy Conservation Program will reduce energy usage in Louisiana by the equivalent of 85.44 million gallons of gasoline.

1 The large variation between years is a result of accounting for multi-year projects at their termination.

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

This program is funded with Federal Funds and Federal Energy Settlement Funds which are commonly referred to as the oil overcharge refunds. During the period of September 1, 1979 through January 21, 1989, there were federal price and distribution controls on crude oil, crude oil products and refined petroleum products which oil producers violated. These funds are distributed among the states according to formulae set by the courts of the U.S. Department of Energy. These funds can be used for the administration of and funding of five specific energy conservation programs: State Energy Conservation Program, Energy Extension Service, Institutional Conservation Program, Weatherization Assistance Program and/or Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

 

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$27,757,611

9

 

ACT 18 FISCAL YEAR 1997-1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$27,757,611

9

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET - December 10, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

$0

($6,486,864)

0

 

Non-Recurring Adjustment(s) for the Federal Energy Settlement

$0

($60,000)

0

 

Equipment/Major Repairs Adjustment(s) (Non-recurring: -$60,000)

$0

$49,511

0

 

Annualization of 1997-'98 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$4,647

0

 

1998-'99 Merit Pay Adjustment(s)

$0

$3,914

0

 

Attrition Adjustment(s)

$0

($1,800)

0

 

Retirement Rate Adjustment(s)

$0

($53,831)

0

 

Reductions in various Expenditure Categories; Including Reductions to fully fund Salaries

$0

($1,802,232)

0

 

Reduction in the Federal Energy Settlement Fund to transfer to the Home Energy Loan section in the Auxiliary Account

 

 

 

 

 

$0

$19,410,956

9

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$0

          ($8,346,655)

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 69.9% of the existing operating budget. It represents 99.6% of the total request ($19,481,955) for this program. The 30.1% decrease is due to the non-recurring adjustment in the Federal Energy Settlement Fund and the transferring of $1.8M in Federal Funds to the Home Energy Loan Section In the Auxiliary Account. This program does not have any positions that have been vacant for 1 year or more.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have funding for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.

OTHER CHARGES

$12,881,887

 

Federal Energy Settlement Funds provided for energy conservation demonstration projects (i.e., Tulane University - Residential Indoor Air Quality; Low-Income, Elderly and Native American Outreach Program; Statewide Dry Hydrants; Rapides Recycles; Landfill Gas Recovery & Database Development Project)

 

 

 

 

 

$12,881,887

 

TOTAL OTHER CHARGES

 

 

 

 

 

Interagency Transfers:

$5,809,163

 

Federal Energy Settlement Funds provided for energy conservation projects, contracts and grants to various state agencies (i.e., LSU - Waste Incineration/Steam Generation Facility; DEQ - Statewide Recycling Awareness; Louisiana Tech University - Energy Conservation in the Home; LSU Center for Energy, Environmental and Coastal Resources Management; UNO - Center for Energy Resources in Management; LSU-Eunice - Vanpooling; USL - Crawfish Research Institute for Alligator Culture Biofiltration and Energy Conservation in Shrimp Trawling)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$5,809,163

 

TOTAL INTERAGENCY TRANSFERS

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have funding for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.


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