|(a) The council shall assist, inform, and advise a state agency concerning legal, technical, economic, and contractual issues related to cogeneration projects specific to that agency. Such assistance may be provided by the council, or acting under specific direction from the council, by the council's technical staff, by committees appointed by the council, or by any other entity deemed appropriate by a majority of the council. Assistance requiring financial expenditures may be provided only after approval by a majority of the council. In addition, the council may provide information and advice to state agencies concerning events and facts having relevance to cogeneration issues and projects in general. The scope of such information and advice and the method for its dissemination shall be determined by a majority of the council. (b) This section does not in any way limit individual members from informing, assisting, or advising state agencies or
institutions on cogeneration issues in performance of their normal job duties as a state employee or on behalf of a state agency or institution represented on the council.