State Agency and Institutions of Higher Education-Energy and Water Reporting
|Energy and Water Management Plan||34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.14||Annually on Oct. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 §447.009 (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 email@example.com by October 31.
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.
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.
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.