Local Government Energy Reporting 2020 Updates & Reminder
Under Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(c), all political subdivisions, state agencies and institutes of higher education in an ozone non-attainment area or an affected county are required to establish a goal to reduce electricity consumption by at least five percent each year. Each political subdivision must submit a report annually to SECO regarding the entity's progress and efforts to meet the five percent annual reduction goal. 2020 reports will not be due until February 1, 2021, and will cover CALENDAR year 2020.
To assist local governments in achieving the five percent reduction goal and required reporting, NCTCOG developed a whitepaper to help resolve frequent challenges and highlight best practices. The “Texas’ Mandated Local Government Energy Reduction Goal: Challenges and Best Practices” whitepaper can be accessed from the Local Government Energy Reporting Toolkit on Conserve North Texas. A webinar presenting this whitepaper and other key reporting tips will be provided on January 12, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm CST. Register for the webinar on the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) website. Due to some modifications, the 2020 reporting form will be released in the coming weeks. For updates on the Local Government Energy Report and program, visit SECOs Local Government Energy Reporting webpage.