TASB Energy Cooperative

Make your budget more predictable with competitive, fixed rates on electricity and unleaded, diesel, and propane fuel from TASB Energy Cooperative. Open to all Texas school districts, local governments, and other political subdivisions in the state of Texas, we harness the purchasing power of our members and use compliant procurement processes to save you time and money. Plus, membership is free! (Ready to join?)

The TASB Energy Cooperative was created in 2008 to help governmental entities with the procurement of electricity, transportation fuels, and other types of energy products, commodities, and services. The Energy Cooperative seeks to increase the purchasing power of governmental entities and simplify the energy procurement process.

Current offerings available to members through the Energy Cooperative include:

  • Retail Electric Provider Services
  • Fixed Rate Unleaded Gasoline, Diesel, and Heating Oil
  • Rack Rate (Spot Purchase) Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel
  • OPIS Rate (Spot Purchase) Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel
  • Index Rate (Spot Purchase) Heating Oil
  • Fixed Rate Propane
  • Index Rate (Spot Purchase) Propane

We can help you compliantly procure:

  • Electricity: Members in deregulated electricity areas in Texas can procure electricity through a service agreement with a retail electric provider awarded by the Energy Cooperative.
  • Fuel: Members can obtain unleaded gasoline, diesel, propane, and heating oil from awarded vendors by making a spot purchase of oil that is leaving the refinery gate or by participating in our fixed-rate fuel program.

Both of these programs provide numerous benefits.

  • Compliance and transparency: Vendors awarded through the Energy Cooperative are competitively procured to help members with compliance with Texas local and state procurement requirements. All vendors are treated on equal terms and are on the same plane of competition.
  • Member governance: The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) administers and handles the day-to-day activities of the Energy Cooperative. The board is governed by a board of directors, most of whom are elected officials and employees of Texas public school districts. The board governs the Energy Cooperative and awards all contracts directly with no delegation of award authority to staff. 
  • Public education and local government support: The Energy Cooperative was created to support and serve public schools, municipalities, counties, and all types of local government agencies in their energy needs.

Visit TASB Facility Services’ Energy Management Services web page for information on TASB energy service programs for facilities improvement and energy efficiency projects that are currently available outside the Energy Cooperative.

How do I join?

Membership is free and easy:

  1. Complete the Interlocal Agreement.
  2. You can e-mail the executed agreement to energy@tasb.org or mail it to:

    Gina Montoya or Steve Fisher
    12007 Research Boulevard
    Austin, TX 78759

The Energy Cooperative welcomes the opportunity to earn your business.

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If you have any questions, comments, or require additional information, contact TASB Energy Cooperative at 800.580.8272, extension 2024 or energy@tasb.org.