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Utilities Administration Section

The Utility Administration Section manages the city’s conservation initiatives, negotiates the electricity contract for all departments, acts as the liaison between departments and its retail electric provider, negotiates and oversees the city’s franchise agreements with utility companies that utilize city rights-of-way, and addresses issues with non-franchised utilities that utilize the city’s rights-of-way.


Resource Conservation Program

Resource conservation has been a concern for the City of Fort Worth since the energy crises of the 1970s, and led to the establishment of an Energy Management Plan in 1981.

Today’s energy conservation efforts culminate in annual reporting to the Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO).

View the latest report

Better Buildings Program

The Better Buildings Challenge is a presidential leadership initiative that calls on government, education and private sector leaders to create jobs through building energy efficiency.

In 2012, the City of Fort Worth joined the national effort – conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy – and facilitates local public-private partnerships through the Fort Worth Better Buildings Challenge Advisory Committee.

The program’s goals closely align with the city’s Resource Conservation Program and the City Council strategic goal of improving area mobility and air quality.

Learn more about the program


The following information shows the City of Fort Worth’s energy consumption information as part of an effort by the State of Texas to encourage energy efficiency. For more information on disclosure rules, see Texas House Bill 3693.

Fiscal Year 2014

Utility Service Provider Consumption
Total Cost $24,376,536
Electricity The Texas General Land Office 250,691,527 kWh
Tri-County Electric Co-Op Inc. 3,180,385 kWh
CoServ Electric 1,306 kWh
Natural Gas Atmos Energy Corporation 1,632,382 MCF
Water Tarrant Regional Water District 3,092,626 gallons


Samuel C. Steele, CEM, CSDP, LEED A.P.
Sustainability Administrator
401 W. 13th St.