programs SECO

Public Utility Energy Reporting

Municipally Owned Utilities and Electric Cooperatives
Report Statutory Reference Submittal
MOUs Utilities Code §39.9051 Annually (due April 1)
Co-Ops Utilities Code §39.9052 Annually (due April 1)

Reporting to SECO

Download Reporting Form (PDF)

Utilities must report to SECO annually using SECO's standardized reporting form (PDF). The form should be completed and emailed to SECO at SB924.Reporting@cpa.state.tx.us. This email account only accepts emails containing documents that are less than 20mb in size. Files should be compressed before sending them.

Senate Bill 924 Mandates

In 2011, the 82nd Legislature passed Senate Bill 924 amending Utilities Code §39.9051-§39.9052 to require certain utilities to report to SECO.

Beginning April 1, 2012, all municipally owned utilities and electric cooperatives having retail sales of more than 500,000 megawatt hours in 2005 must report to SECO information regarding the combined effects of the energy efficiency activities of the utility from the previous calendar year. This includes the utility's annual goals, programs enacted to achieve those goals and any energy demands or savings goals reached.

SECO sends the reports to the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) at the Texas Engineering Experiment Station of the Texas A&M University System. ESL calculates the energy savings and estimated pollution reductions resulting from the reported activities, sharing the results of its analysis with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

For more information about public utility energy reporting, contact Stephen Ross.