City of San Antonio
Energy Efficiency Fund
The City of San Antonio established the revolving Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) in 2011 to fund energy conservation projects in its facilities in an effort to reduce utility expenditures. The EEF was established using $4.6 million of the City’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. Revenues for the fund are from two sources: utility rebates and avoided energy costs. The revenue from rebates is projected each fiscal year and then appropriated directly into the EEF. To capture avoided costs, the utility budgets for each department are set at the pre-energy retrofit level. Each month a one-twelfth transfer is made from the affected departments’ utility fund into the EEF. Currently, there is approximately $1.2 million revolved into the fund each year.