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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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SECO Utility Management Report

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Overview

The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), operated by the Texas Comptroller, is required 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 all state agencies and public institutions of higher education in the state (Texas Government Code Section 447.009(d)).

SECO’s utility management report tool includes data each entity reported for electricity, natural gas, water and transportation fuel consumption as well as conservation measures, goals, strategies for achieving goals, implementation schedules, finance strategies and employee awareness plans. These data represent each state entity’s responses to our requests for information and are reflected as submitted. SECO did not verify the data.

Electricity, Natural Gas and Water Consumption

State agencies and public institutions of higher education that directly pay for their utility services (providing agencies) are required to report their electricity, natural gas and water consumption. The following Texas state agencies (Table 1) and public institutions of higher education (Table 2) reported the highest levels of energy and water consumption over the previous reporting period.

Table 1. State Agency Consumption

Top state agencies in either electricity, natural gas or water consumption, fiscal 2020
Agency Number Agency Name Electricity Use (kWh) Natural Gas Use (kBtu) Water Use (kgal) Electricity Consumption Rank Natural Gas Consumption Rank Water Consumption Rank
601 Texas Department of Transportation 214,847,000,000 277,152,000,000 1,008,105,511 1 2 1
696 Texas Department of Criminal Justice 684,927,300 3,608,800,000,000 14,122,305 2 1 2
529 Health and Human Services Commission (includes Department of State Health Services) 180,439,428 283,263,257 2,061,715 3 3 3
303 Texas Facilities Commission 155,133,995 201,728,600 193,926 4 5 6
405 Texas Department of Public Safety 66,501,750 55,322,572 50,108 5 6 8
724 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 54,479,970 234,877,060 279,802 6 4 5
802 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 43,248,770 5,930,800 100,303 7 7 7
320 Texas Workforce Commission 11,728,163 1,602,543 11,588 8 8 9
582 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 3,478,826 812,038 149 9 9 11
460 Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 128,180 - 347 10 - 10
808 Texas Historical Commission - - 289,011 - - 4

Notes: Consumption totals presented as reported by each entity in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Consumption totals do not include supplemental district chilled water, district hot water, district steam or onsite generation.

Table 2. Higher Education Consumption

Top 10 public institutions of higher education in either electricity, natural gas or water consumption, fiscal 2020
Agency Number Agency Name Electricity Use (kWh) Natural Gas Use (kBtu) Water Use (kgal) Electricity Consumption Rank Natural Gas Consumption Rank Water Consumption Rank
729 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 343,813,100 1,233,348,264 556,120 1 3 4
506 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 342,421,300 336,651,119 276,700 2 9 9
723 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 228,350,500 1,088,036,016 462,538 3 4 6
733 Texas Tech University (includes Texas Tech University System) 146,401,600 817,464,263 890,224 4 5 2
721 University of Texas at Austin 138,566,500 4,161,650,580 753,479 5 2 3
745 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 131,608,100 472,316,046 208,375 6 6 10
714 University of Texas at Arlington 116,002,700 386,982,414 355,388 7 8 7
738 University of Texas at Dallas 112,000,000 430,919,982 290,000 8 7 8
743 University of Texas at San Antonio 110,721,900 292,523,890 141,211 9 - -
752 University of North Texas 102,655,397 315,857,000,000 467,143 10 10 5
737 Angelo State University 25,250,288 49,756,893,100 82,810 - 1 -
576 Texas A&M Forest Service 590,749 608,828 32,369,501 - - 1

Notes: Consumption totals presented as reported by each entity in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Consumption totals do not include supplemental district chilled water, district hot water, district steam or onsite generation.

Transportation Fuel Consumption

Eighty-four state agencies and universities reported transportation fuel used by on-road fleet vehicles, off-road equipment and stationary equipment. The following Texas state agencies (Table 3) and public institutions of higher education (Table 4) reported the highest levels of fuel consumption over the previous reporting period.

Table 3. Transportation Fuel Consumption

Top 10 state agencies in either total transportation fuel, traditional transportation fuel or alternative transportation fuel consumption, fiscal 2020
Agency Number Agency Name Total Transportation Fuel Consumption (gal) Traditional Transportation Fuel Consumption (gal) Alternative Transportation Fuel Consumption (gal) Total Transportation Fuel Consumption Rank Traditional Transportation Fuel Consumption Rank Alternative Transportation Fuel Consumption Rank
601 Texas Department of Transportation 7,506,067 7,366,506 139,561 1 1 1
405 Texas Department of Public Safety 6,468,606 6,464,924 3,681 2 2 5
802 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 1,457,491 1,452,773 4,718 3 3 3
696 Texas Department of Criminal Justice 1,155,755 1,155,755 0 4 4 -
529 Health and Human Services Commission 565,950 565,070 880 5 5 8
455 Railroad Commission of Texas 353,139 353,139 0 6 6 -
551 Department of Agriculture 175,636 175,636 0 7 7 -
554 Texas Animal Health Commission 150,960 150,960 0 8 8 -
458 Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission 130,201 130,201 0 9 9 -
582 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality 117,520 115,649 1,871 10 10 6
320 Texas Workforce Commission 12,711 7,557 5,154 - - 2
608 Texas Department of Motor Vehicles 16,614 12,306 4,308 - - 4
772 Texas School for the Deaf 22,045 20,989 1,056 - - 7
303 Texas Facilities Commission 36,189 36,160 30 - - 9
454 Texas Department of Insurance 36,206 36,179 27 - - 10

Note: Totals presented as reported by each entity to the Texas Fleet Management System.

Table 4. Transportation Fuel Consumption

Top 10 public institutions of higher education in either total transportation fuel, traditional transportation fuel or alternative transportation fuel consumption, fiscal 2020
Agency Number Agency Name Total Transportation Fuel Consumption (gal) Traditional Transportation Fuel Consumption (gal) Alternative Transportation Fuel Consumption (gal) Total Transportation Fuel Consumption Rank Traditional Transportation Fuel Consumption Rank Alternative Transportation Fuel Consumption Rank
711 Texas A&M University 699,434 699,434 0 1 1 -
576 Texas A&M Forest Service 206,893

206,893

0 2 2 -
733 Texas Tech University 171,265 171,265 0 3 3 -
555 Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service 138,666 138,666 0 4 4 -
746 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 126,280 126,280 0 5 5 -
556 Texas A&M Agrilife Research 110,999 110,964 34 6 6 9
721 University of Texas at Austin 101,450 47,342 54,109 7 - 1
729 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 97,291 97,291 0 8 7 -
506 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 92,593 92,593 0 9 8 -
755 Stephen F. Austin State University 65,238 65,238 0 10 9 -
723 University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 59,919 59,918 1 - 10 10
745 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 50,069 48,179 1,890 - - 2
752 University of North Texas 50,477 49,112 1,364 - - 3
764 Texas A&M University - Texarkana 2,202 1,957 245 - - 4
737 Angelo State University 23,159 22,991 167 - - 5
743 University of Texas at San Antonio 6,722 6,624 98 - - 6
719 Texas State Technical College System 55,150 55,066 84 - - 7
712 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station 312 229 82 - - 8

Note: Totals presented as reported by each entity to the Texas Fleet Management System.

Have questions?

Please direct specific questions or concerns regarding an entity's energy planning and usage to that entity. If you have any other questions, please contact us or call 512-463-1931.