Georgia State and Local Governments Receive Expanded Authority for Conservation Projects

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The new law expands the permitted projects to include equipment purchases used in new construction or building retrofit, addition, or renovation, and it also adds training programs incidental to the contract.

May 31, 2021
David R. Cook Jr. - Autry, Hall & Cook, LLP

In the 2020-2021 session, the Georgia General Assembly amended existing laws to expand state and local governments’ authority to enter conservation projects. In connection with these projects, the contractor guarantees that cost savings or revenue increases will cover any payments for the project.

Read more about conservation projects, including Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracts

With regard to school systems, conservation projects had previously included facility alterations designed to reduce energy or water consumption or operation costs. But the new law expands the permitted projects to include equipment purchases used in new construction or building retrofit, addition, or renovation. It also adds training programs incidental to the contract.

Mr. Cook may be contacted at cook@ahclaw.com



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