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State Agency and Institutions of Higher Education-Energy and Water Reporting

Report: Code Reference Due Submittal
Energy and Water Management Plan 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.14 Annually on Oct. 31 seco.reporting@cpa.texas.gov
Consumption Data 4 Tex. Gov. Code §447.009 (c) and (e) Annually on Oct. 31 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
Long Range Utility Services Plan 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.16 Update every 5 years Upon Request

Energy and Water Management Plan

Pursuant to Texas Senate Bill 700 (83R) 4 Tex. Gov. Code ยง447.009 (c) and (e)), each state agency and institution of higher education is directed to set percentage goals for reducing its use of water, electricity, gasoline and natural gas and include these goals in a comprehensive energy and water management plan. This bill was intended to streamline and standardize the energy reporting requirements of agencies and universities.

SECO has created a template for a comprehensive energy and water management plan for state agencies and institutions of higher education to use as guidance for reporting. Energy and Water Management Plans must be submitted annually to SECO at seco.reporting@cpa.texas.gov by October 31.

Guidance Document:

Consumption Data

SECO has chosen to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as the online tool for state agencies and universities to report their water, electricity, and natural gas usage.

The following guidance documents were developed to instruct agencies and universities on how to set up an account in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Reporting is due Oct. 31 of each year.

Guidance Documents:

Long Range Utility Services Plan

Pursuant to 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.16, each state agency or institution of higher education must prepare a long range plan for the delivery of reliable, cost-effective utility services for the agency or institution. The agency or institution must update the Long Range Utility Services Plan at least every five years to support five-year construction and major renovation planning. The plan is due to SECO only upon request.

Guidance Document:


SECO Utility Management Report

Senate Bill 700 requires SECO to submit a biennial report to the governor and the Legislative Budget Board on the status and effectiveness of utility management and conservation efforts of state agencies and institutions of higher education.

For more information, contact Alison Huxel.

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