programs SECO

State Energy and Higher Ed. Program

State Agency Energy Advisory Group

The State Agency Energy Advisory Group (SAEAG) is a group of state energy management personnel from agencies and universities who meet monthly to discuss and evaluate the needs of state-owned facilities. The group provides a network of communication and technical support to facilitate sustainable, economical and efficient use of natural resources in the state. Members include energy managers, facilities personnel and SECO representatives. Topics addressed at SAEAG meetings include state-of-the-art energy-efficiency technology, the benefits of sustainable design and construction, and the potential impact of a restructured electricity industry for major energy consumers.

For more information or to be added to the mailing list, contact Alison Huxel.

Electricity Sourcing Services

The Comptroller's Statewide Procurement Division has contracted with Texas Energy Aggregation, LLC (TEA) to provide state agencies, public higher education institutions or Texas SmartBuy Membership Program electricity procurement assistance and related RFP development services. TEA is available to facilitate the complex electricity procurement process, which can lower costs and identify alternative supply options. Benefits include aggregated purchasing power and analysis of Retail Electric Power (REP) offers and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), as well as demand response opportunities.

For more information about the contract, visit the Comptroller's TXSmartBuy webpage. For more information about Texas Energy Aggregation (TEA), visit the TEA website.

SECO provided technical assistance to the Comptroller in helping to procure these services.

For more information, contact the Contract Manager, or to be added to the mailing list, contact SECO.