Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1774.04. Operations of the Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board.

(a) Within 45 days after October 22, 2008, the Mayor, Council Chairman, and Chairman of the Council committee with oversight of DOEE shall appoint the respective members of the Board.

(b) Within 120 days after October 22, 2008, the Board shall adopt rules and procedures governing its meetings and decisionmaking processes. The procedures shall include a formal means for members of the Board to submit their dissent from the recommendations of the Board with the comments of the Board provided to the DOEE.

(c) At least biennially, the Board shall recommend changes to the performance benchmarks of the SEU contract to DOEE.

(d) Repealed.

(e) Repealed.

(f) During the term of a SEU contract, the Board shall meet quarterly with representatives from the SEU to monitor the performance of the SEU and programs operated by the SEU.

(g) The Board shall annually prepare and present a report on the progress of the SEU to the Council within 90 days after the conclusion of the independent review of the performance and expenditures of the SEU under § 8-1774.05(k). DOEE shall make the report available to the public on its website within 10 days after its submission to the Council.

(h) The Board may convene any subcommittees and working groups it considers appropriate without any limitation as to the membership of such groups.

(i) All Board meetings shall be subject to the open meeting provisions contained in § 1-207.42.

(j) The DOEE shall provide staff resources to the Board and coordinate the involvement of staff from the Public Service Commission, Office of the People’s Counsel, and any other appropriate agency or organization as necessary for the Board to fulfill its mandate.


(Oct. 22, 2008, D.C. Law 17-250, § 204, 55 DCR 9225; Mar. 31, 2011, D.C. Law 18-331, § 3(b), 58 DCR 22; Oct. 22, 2015, D.C. Law 21-36, § 6092(c), 62 DCR 10905; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 6042(e), 63 DCR 10775.)

Section References

This section is referenced in § 8-1774.05.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 18-331 repealed subsec. (e), which had read as follows: “(e) Within 60 days of the final submission of bids for the contract for the SEU, the Board shall submit to the DDOE and Council comments on the bids submitted for the SEU contract.”

The 2015 amendment by D.C. Law 21-36 substituted “on a contract-term basis” for “on an annual and contract-term basis” in (d); and substituted “75% of the amount” for “75%, and no greater than 125%, of the amount” in (h) and (i).

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 204 of Clean and Affordable Energy Emergency Act of 2008 (D.C. Act 17-508, September 25, 2008, 55 DCR 10856).

For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(b) of Sustainable Energy Utility Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-521, July 30, 2010, 57 DCR 7999).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 6092(c) of the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2015 (D.C. Act 21-127, July 27, 2015, 62 DCR 10201).

Temporary Legislation

Section 2(b) of D.C. Law 18-269 repealed subsec. (e).

Section 4(b) of D.C. Law 18-269 provided that the act shall expire after 225 days of its having taken effect.