Local Government Energy Reporting Outreach

 71% of the population of Texas lives in 41 counties currently in non-attainment or near non-attainment with the Clean Air Act. In order to curb air pollution associated with electricity consumption, Health and Safety Code §388.005 requires energy efficiency programs in political subdivisions, institutions of higher education and state agency facilities located in these affected counties in Texas.

 

 

Each political subdivision, institution of higher education or state agency in the affected counties is required by state law to:

  • establish a goal to reduce the entity’s electricity consumption by at least 5 percent annually for 7 years, beginning Sept. 1, 2019; and
  • submit a report annually to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) regarding the entity’s progress and efforts to meet the 5 percent annual reduction goal.

Local governments throughout Texas are setting ambitious and measurable energy management goals yet few are meeting mandated reduction and reporting requirements.

Training and Educational Outreach:
Online and in person training on statute requirements, developing an energy plan, data collection and analysis, and energy management best practices.

One-on-One Support:
SPEER’s local government program staff is available to meet with city staff and elected officials to facilitate energy efficiency planning and reporting.

Portfolio Baselining and Benchmarking:
On-site assistance with utility data organization, benchmarking, and portfolio energy management tools such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

City Efficiency Leadership Council:
Collaborative of energy managers, facility staff, financial departments, and other public sector staff working on energy management available to share energy management resources and insight.

Record Local Government Energy Reporting for 2019!

Congratulations to the following organizations who committed to energy management goals in 2019 to ensure responsible use of government funds, avoid wasted resources, strengthen voter confidence, and improve transparency. In the first year of outreach Local Government Energy Reporting increased by over 160% in 2019!

Reports Submitted

  • Alamo Colleges District
  • Benbrook Library District
  • Benbrook Water Authority
  • Brazoria County Appraisal District
  • Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Central Appraisal District of Johnson County
  • Chambers County Appraisal District
  • City of Agua Dulce
  • City of Alamo Heights
  • City of Allen
  • City of Arlington
  • City of Aubrey
  • City of Bastrop
  • City of Bayou Vista
  • City of Beach City
  • City of Benbrook
  • City of Bullard
  • City of Burleson
  • City of Cedar Park
  • City of Celeste
  • City of China
  • City of Cibolo
  • City of Clarksville City
  • City of Cleburne
  • City of Clute
  • City of Colleyville
  • City of Combine
  • City of Converse
  • City of Crowley
  • City of Cut And Shoot
  • City of Dallas
  • City of Dayton
  • City of Decatur
  • City of Deer Park
  • City of Denton
  • City of El Lago
  • City of El Paso
  • City of Euless
  • City of Fair Oaks Ranch
  • City of Farmers Branch
  • City of Forest Hill
  • City of Forney
  • City of Fort Worth
  • City of Friendswood
  • City of Frisco
  • City of Garden Ridge
  • City of Gladewater
  • City of Godley
  • City of Grandview
  • City of Grapevine
  • City of Greenville
  • City of Hallsville
  • City of Haslet

 

  • City of Hedwig Village
  • City of Highland Village
  • City of Houston
  • City of Hunters Creek Village
  • City of Iowa Colony
  • City of Irving
  • City of Jacinto City
  • City of Jamaica Beach
  • City of Jersey Village
  • City of Josephine
  • City of Keller
  • City of Kemp
  • City of Kirby
  • City of Krugerville
  • City of La Marque
  • City of Lancaster
  • City of Lewisville
  • City of Lockhart
  • City of Lone Oak
  • City of Longview
  • City of Lucas
  • City of Lumberton
  • City of Lytle
  • City of Mesquite
  • City of Mineral Wells
  • City of Mount Enterprise
  • City of Murphy
  • City of New Braunfels
  • City of New London
  • City of North Richland Hills
  • City of Oak Leaf
  • City of Oak Point
  • City of Olmos Park
  • City of Ovilla
  • City of Paradise
  • City of Piney Point Village
  • City of Plano
  • City of Port Neches
  • City of Poth
  • City of Richardson
  • City of Richland Hills,
  • City of Rockwall
  • City of Rowlett
  • City of Saginaw
  • City of Santa Fe
  • City of Seguin
  • City of Selma
  • City of Smithville
  • City of Sour Lake
  • City of Spring Valley Village
  • City of Springtown
  • City of Taylor
  • City of Taylor Lake Village
  • City of Tolar
  • City of Waskom
  • City of Watauga
  • City of Weatherford
  • City of West Columbia
  • City of White Oak
  • City of White Settlement
  • City of Whitehouse
  • Collin County Government
  • Comal County
  • Dallas Central Appraisal District
  • Dallas County
  • Florence
  • Fort Bend Central Appraisal District
  • Fort Bend County
  • Garland Power & Light
  • Gregg County
  • Gregg County Appraisal District
  • Guadalupe Appraisal District
  • Hardin County Appraisal District
  • Harris County Appraisal District
  • Hood County
  • Johnson County
  • Lake Cities Municipal Utility Authority
  • Montgomery Central Appraisal Districty
  • Orange County Navigation And Port District
  • Rockwall Central Appraisal District
  • San Jacinto College
  • San Jacinto Community College
  • San Patricio County
  • Tarrant Appraisal District
  • Tarrant County
  • Tarrant Regional Water District
  • State University
  • The City of Coppell
  • Town of Addison
  • Town of Annetta
  • Town of Copper Canyon
  • Town of Cross Roads
  • Town of Double Oak
  • Town of Hickory Creek
  • Town of Highland Park
  • Town of Holiday Lakes
  • Town of Little Elm
  • Town of Prosper
  • Town of St. Paul
  • Travis County Sheriff’s office
  • Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1
  • Village of Jones Creek
  • Village of Tiki Island
  • Village of Vinton
  • Williamson Central Appraisal District

 

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