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.
SECO’s new Remote Energy Audit Program will help improve the energy efficiency of public buildings in Texas. The program is designed to identify operational and capital related energy efficiency savings opportunities without onsite visits. Remote energy auditing uses software-based data analytics where sufficient daily, monthly or interval electric usage data is available. Remote audits are provided at no cost to selected public entities to help reduce energy bills, freeing up operating dollars for other needs and improving the usability and comfort of facilities. SECO has contracted with CLEAResult to provide these remote energy audits.
Complete SECO's Remote Energy Audit Request Form and email it to SECO.
For more information about this program, contact Margaret Garcia.
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.
SECO provided technical assistance to the Comptroller in helping to procure these services.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.