ANNUAL UTILITY CONSUMPTION AND EXPENDITURESThe Texas 80th Legislature passed HB 3693 which sets forth new energy efficiency requirements and energy usage reporting requirements for governmental entities in the State of Texas. The statute requires governmental entities to electronically report their annual aggregate usage and cost.
Electricity: The City of Athens purchases electricity from Gexa Energy. In calendar year 2011, the City purchased a total of 9,104,266 Kilowatt hours at a total cost of $886,935.31.
Natural Gas: The City of Athens purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy. In calendar year 2011, the City purchased a total of 1,257 thousand cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas at a total cost of $9,366.
Water: The City of Athens is a municipal water supplier, and does not purchase water for the most part. In calendar year 2011, the City consumed 44,191,100 gallons of municipal water. The City does purchase water from Virginia Hill Water Supply for use at the Athens Municipal Airport due to differences in State approved operating boundaries for the City and Virginia Hill. In 2011 the City purchased 9,800 gallons at a cost of $481.78.