Senate Bill 898 mandates energy efficiency programs in political subdivisions, institutions of high education, and state agency facilities located in non-attainment counties in Texas. The mandate is located in the Texas Health and Safety Code Section 388.005. Each political subdivision, institution of higher education, or state agency in affected counties is required to:
- Establish a goal to reduce electrical consumption by the entity by at least 5% each year for 10 years, beginning September 1, 2011.
- Submit a report annually to SECO regarding the entity's progress and efforts to meet the 5% goal to reduce electrical consumption.
SB 898 compliance is overseen by the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO).
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