State Energy Conservation Office

SECO partners with Texas local governments, county governments, public K-12 schools, public institutions of higher education and state agencies to reduce utility costs and maximize efficiency. SECO also adopts energy codes for single-family residential, commercial and state-funded buildings.

News and Announcements

Request for Proposals

Proposals for Professional Engineering Services for the SECO LoanSTAR Revolving Loan Program must be received by August 16, 2024, at 2 p.m. CT. Late applications will not be considered.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program RFA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program RFA will provide reimbursable grants to assist states, local governments and Tribes in implementing strategies to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions and to improve energy efficiency by financing Energy Efficiency Retrofits. Applications Due: July 26, 2024.

Energy Rebate Program Fraud Alert

Please note that the Home Energy Performance-Based, Whole House (HOMES) rebate program and the Home Electrification and Application Rebate (HEAR) program authorized by the Inflation Reduction Act have not yet been launched. As a result, there are currently no approved contractors for these programs. We strongly advise against entering into any agreements associated with the HOMES and HEAR rebate programs until they are formally launched and a list of approved contractors is made available.

LoanSTAR Program Update

Applications for the LoanSTAR Program must be received by Aug. 30, 2024 at 2 p.m. CT.

  • SECO is pausing receipt of LoanSTAR loan applications until August 1, 2024.