With more than 92% of the municipal electricity supply sourced from wind and solar, the City of Houston is the largest municipal purchaser of green power in the nation.
In 2017, the City added a power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 50-megawatt (MW) solar facility in Alpine, TX to the municipal power portfolio.
The City of Houston is also implementing one of the largest LED streetlight
conversion in the nation, helping the City meet stringent energy efficiency goals.
Though Houston’s municipal energy efficiency program, over six million square feet of City facilities are expected to achieve guaranteed energy use reductions of 30%, saving over 22 million kWh of electricity every year, with paybacks of, on average, less than ten years.
- Shift regional fleet to electric and low-emission vehicles.
- Reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita.
- Provide equitable and safe mobility choices.
- Grow Houston’s investment in renewable and resilient energy.
- Make Houston the leader in carbon capture technology and energy innovation.
- Restore, protect, and enhance Houston’s natural ability to capture and store carbon.
- Reduce building energy use and maximize savings.
- Expand investment in energy efficiency.
- Invest in skilled local jobs to optimize building operations.
- Reduce waste and transform the circular economy.
- Optimize waste operations and create power from waste.
- Ensure safe and cost-effective long-term disposal capacity.
- 80% reduction of emissions by 2050 (2007 baseline)
- Convert non-emergency, light-duty municipal fleet to 100% EV by 2030
- 5 million MWh local solar per year by 2050
- Convert municipal solid-waste fleet to low-emission vehicles by 2030