Local Government Energy Reporting - 2021 Reports
Under Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(c), all political subdivisions, state agencies, and institutes of higher education in a ozone non-attainment or near non-attainment county (also known as affected counties) 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 the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) regarding the entity's progress and efforts towards meeting the five percent annual reduction goal. Reports are due February 1, 2022 and will cover CALENDAR year 2021. The reporting form is available and can be filled out online via SECO's website.
To assist entities in completing the required reporting, the South-central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) developed a comprehensive frequently asked questions (FAQ) guide to answer questions or concerns about the reporting form and process.
Additionally, NCTCOG and SPEER will be co-hosting a webinar, "Demystifying Local Government Reporting - Sequel", on January 18, 2021. Additional details and registration will be posted on the SPEER webpage.