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State Agencies and Higher Education Energy and Water Reporting

Reporting to SECO
Report Statutory Reference Due Date Submittal
Energy and Water Management Plan 34 Tex. Admin. Code §19.14 Oct. 31 (yearly) seco.reporting@cpa.texas.gov
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

Energy and Water Management Plan

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 at seco.reporting@cpa.texas.gov by October 31.

Download the EWMP Template (PDF)

Consumption Data

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.

Login to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

Long-range Utility Services Plan

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.

Download the Long-range Utility Services Plan Guidelines (PDF)

SECO Utility Management Report

Senate Bill 700 (83R) 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.

Utility Management Report 2016 (PDF)

For more information, contact Alison Huxel.