|Report||Statutory Reference||Due Date||Submittal|
|Energy and Water Management Plan||34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.14||Oct. 31 (yearly)||Email to SECO|
|Consumption Data||4 Tex. Gov. Code §447.009 (c) and (e)||Oct. 31 (yearly)||ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager|
|Long-range Utility Services Plan||34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.16||Updated every five years||Upon request|
State law 4 Tex. Gov. Code §447.009 (c) and (e) directs each state agency and institution of higher education to set percentage goals for reducing its usage of water, electricity, gasoline and natural gas. These goals are to be included in a comprehensive energy and water management plan (EWMP). This law was intended to streamline and standardize the energy reporting requirements of agencies and universities.
SECO has created a template for a comprehensive energy and water management plan for state agencies and institutions of higher education to use as guidance for reporting. EWMPs must be submitted annually to SECO by October 31.
To receive a copy of a state agency’s or institution of higher education’s comprehensive energy and water management plan or resource efficiency plan, please contact SECO. Include the year(s) you would like to receive. Reports go back to 2005.
SECO has chosen to use ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as the online tool for state agencies and universities to report their water, electricity and natural gas usage.
The following guidance documents were developed to instruct agencies and universities on how to set up an account in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Reports are due on Oct. 31 of each year.
Pursuant to 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.16, each state agency or institution of higher education must prepare a long-range plan for the delivery of reliable, cost-effective utility services to the agency or institution. The agency or institution must update the plan at least every five years to support five-year construction and major renovation planning. The plan is due to SECO only upon request.
Texas Government Code 447.009(d) requires SECO to submit a biennial report to the Governor and the Legislative Budget Board on the status and effectiveness of utility management and conservation efforts of state agencies and institutions of higher education.
For more information, contact Fred Yebra.
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.