New energy efficiency standards passed by the Texas Legislature this year may lead to a long-term fiscal impact for the city of Killeen.
However, rather than being a costly unfunded mandate, these new standards could save money.
Senate Bill 898 calls for political subdivisions to establish a goal of reducing electric consumption by 5 percent each fiscal year for 10 years. The legislation took effect on Sept. 1.
Full article at the Killeen Daily Herald.
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.