The Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(c) requires each political subdivision in a non-attainment area or an affected county to establish a goal to reduce electric consumption by at least five percent each state fiscal year. In 2019, the 86th Legislature passed Senate Bill 241, extending the timeline for this requirement seven years beginning September 1, 2019.
Each political subdivision must submit a report annually to SECO regarding the entity's progress and efforts to meet the five percent annual reduction goal. The deadline to submit reports has been extended to Feb. 1, 2020. A political subdivision, institution of higher education or state agency that does not attain the established goals must justify in their annual report to SECO that the entity has already implemented all cost efficiency measures.
The reporting requirements apply to each political subdivision, institution of higher education and state agency facility located in the 41 non-attainment areas or affected counties in Texas: Bastrop, Bexar, Brazoria, Caldwell, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ellis, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gregg, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Liberty, Montgomery, Nueces, Orange, Parker, Rockwall, Rusk, San Patricio, Smith, Tarrant, Travis, Upshur, Waller, Williamson, Wilson and Wise.
Note: Reports cannot be partially saved. Once started, the entire report must be completed in one sitting. Use this blank copy (PDF) of the report to gather all necessary information prior to reporting online. Scanned copies will not be accepted. Reports must be completed online.
In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(d), a political subdivision that does not attain the goal of reducing electric consumption by at least five percent must include justification that the entity has already reviewed its available options, determined that no additional measures are cost-effective, and already implemented all available cost-effective measures.
If requesting an exemption,
Resources are available to assist in completing this report.
For more information concerning local government energy reporting, contact Fred Yebra.
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