The Texas General Land Office, through its State Energy Marketing Program (SEMP), sells natural gas and electricity competitively to public entities lowering their costs and earning  money for the Permanent School Fund (PSF). 

Schools, cities, and other public retail customers have saved money on their power bills, while helping deposit millions in the PSF.  The Texas Legislature authorized these sales to maximize revenues from the oil and gas royalties earned from state land.  SEMP sells natural gas through the State Gas Program and electricity through the State Power Program.

Examples of Public Retail Customers:

  • Independent School Districts
  • Community, Junior & Technical Colleges
  • Public Colleges and Universities
  • State Agencies
  • CitiesCounties
  • Municipal Utility Districts
  • Other Local Government Agencies
  • Military Bases
  • Veterans Facilities
  • Municipalities

State Power Program

The State Power Program helps public customers save on their electricity bills by buying their electricity from the GLO.

Revenue earned by the program flows directly to the Texas Permanent School Fund helping pay for Texas public education. The State Power Program provides electricity to its customers through third-party retail electric providers.

IMPORTANT: State Power Program customers' meters must be on the ERCOT grid and not be in a municipally-owned or a non-competitive cooperatively-owned utility to be eligible to be a customer. Call to confirm.



State Gas Program

The State Gas Program helps public customers save money on their natural gas bills by buying gas from the GLO.

Revenue earned by the program flows directly to the Texas Permanent School Fund helping pay for Texas public education.



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