Municipal Energy Use

Energy use for all New York City agencies and public institutions is tracked centrally by DCAS Energy Management. Agencies are provided with monthly reports, and staff can use a web-based system, Energy Cost Control and Conservation (EC3), to access data to track and analyze their agency's energy use.

The reports below show energy use and GHG emissions Citywide and by agency. Additional detailed reports are available by facility and account, for multiple years.

The Core Report shows Citywide energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and cost by month. To access the report, click here. The Energy Change Report shows energy use for current month and year-to-date. To access the report, click here.  

NYC Municipal Energy Budget
DCAS Energy Management purchases energy from utility sources for New York City agencies and public institutions, tracks use and billing, and works with the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget to develop the City's annual Heat, Light, and Power (HLP) budget. The Fiscal Year 2016 HLP Budget is $825 million, of which $744 million is city funded. The remainder is paid for through state funding, user charges, and other sources.

Electricity is just over three-quarters of the budget in terms of cost, and half of the budget in terms of energy content. Natural gas for heating is 15% of costs and 42% of total energy used. District steam makes up the balance. Fuel purchases are budgeted separately.

NYC Municipal FY16 HLP Budget


NYC Municipal FY16 HLP Budget

Category Amount ($)
City government, general 124,992,188
Cultural Institutions 45,418,357
Community  Colleges   23,595,218
Senior Colleges  73,860,963
DEP, Including sewage treatment 106,804,118
Education (DOE and SCA) 220,660,713
HHC (State funded) 81,612,154
Libraries 15,226,892
Police, Fire, Sanitation 53,725,654
Street Lighting 54,024,681
Correction 25,140,290
TOTAL 825,061,228
FY16 HLP Budget, % of Cost by Energy Type
FY16 HLP Budget, % of Usage by Energy Type