Each Mayoral agency and entity whose energy costs are paid for by the City of New York has an Agency Energy Team. The Agency Energy Teams work with DCAS Energy Management (DEM) to create the annual energy budget, manage municipal energy use, and achieve the GHG emission reductions set forth in New York City's long-term sustainability plan, PlaNYC. The team should be led by someone at the Assistant or Deputy Commissioner who is able to communicate with necessary staff throughout the agency or organization. The size of the team may vary depending on the agency, but most teams include planning, budget, and facility management staff.
Each Agency Energy Team must designate an Energy Liaison Officer (ELO) who is responsible for monitoring energy use and cost reports distributed by DEM on a monthly basis. ELOs are also responsible for reporting to DEM any changes to or errors in the Agency's utility accounts.