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City Efficiency Leadership Council
January 2021 Updates

Hello  <<First Name>>,

Just a couple quick reminders of upcoming webinars and the Local Government Energy Reporting deadline. 


In this newsletter:

CELC Webinar: Microgrids and Combined Heat and Power for Resilience, Emissions Reduction, and Savings

Thursday, January 28, 9-10 AM CST


Join us to learn how microgrids and combined heat and power can provide significant operational savings and benefits to your facilities. Gavin Dillingham, Director of the Department of Energy’s Southcentral CHP Technical Assistance Partnership, will discuss the benefits CHP can provide to local and state facilities including improving resilience, reducing emissions, integrating onsite renewable energy and lowering overall operating costs. Doug Edgar, VP of Operations with White Harvest Energy, will share a case study of Wesleyan University’s CHP project including the University’s considerations in building the system and outcomes of the project.

- Gavin Dillingham, Director, DOE Southcentral CHP Technical Assistance Partnership
- Doug Edgar, VP of Operations, White Harvest Energy

Local Government / State Agency Energy Reporting - Due 2/1/21

The State mandated Local Government Energy Efficiency and Reporting process and form was updated for 2020 reporting.  2020 reports are due February 1, 2021, and will cover CALENDAR year 2020. 

The 2020 Local Government and State Agency Energy Reporting form is now live on SECO's website.
SPEER has developed a Frequently Asked Questions guide to support political subdivisions with their 2020 reporting is available to answer questions or provide technical support to any reporting entities. If you have questions about reporting requirements please reach out to me at

Better Buildings Webinar:
One Size Does Not Fit All: Lessons Learned from Financing  Large and Small Energy Retrofits

Tuesday, January 19, 2 - 3 pm CT

Explore the successful implementation of two energy efficiency projects – one small and one large – and the similarities and differences between them. This facilitated discussion will examine each project's financial and operational challenges, solutions, and lessons learned.


  • Anastasia Beckett, Metrus Energy
  • Jay Merves, NYCEEC

Register here

SPEER is Hiring

SPEER is hiring two part-time, remote positions!
Energy Codes Program Analyst
This position will support our Sr. Codes Program Manager in organizing & analyzing various sources of available data that reflect residential building practices and products to help make homes/buildings more energy efficient, durable and affordable.

Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant
We're looking to hire a Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant who will support SPEER programs & the administrative functions of our organization. You'll be working alongside a great team while making a positive impact on our environment and future! 


PO Box 1246, Buda, TX 78610

What is the City Efficiency Leadership Council?

A cooperative of city leaders and officials throughout Texas and Oklahoma furthering the adoption of energy management best practices in the public sector. Our peer-to-peer network is open to employees of any public entity, including city and county governments, public school districts, and other publicly-funded entities. For more information, check out our flyer

Questions or interested in getting involved with the City Efficiency Leadership Council? Get in touch! 

Cassidy Ellis 
Local Governments Program Manager, SPEER
512-279-0765 or

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