Helping Our Community

Austin Energy’s Role in Our Shared Quality of Life

Publicly owned electric utilities offer distinct benefits to their customers. Austin Energy is no different.

Partnering with Our Community

Our exceptional electric system reliability and expertise in serving power-sensitive industries serves the City of Austin well when attracting new businesses to our area.

Austin Energy has a strong partnership with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department and participates in major business development opportunities for Central Texas.

We are actively engaged in key community and clean energy endeavors that help advance the electric industry while promoting economic growth.

Austin Energy is a founding member of Pecan Street, Inc. — a global leader in the research and development of advanced energy management systems. We provide a well-designed electric system for test projects as well as ongoing technical assistance and expertise.

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Clean Environment

The national Electric Drive Transportation Association recognizes Austin Energy as one of the top “plug-in” ready cities in the United States.

Austin Energy has more than 160 public-access charging stations that are powered with 100 percent renewable energy through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice® program.

Learn how we support a clean environment


As part of Austin Energy’s strategic plan, the utility has installed more than 100 solar arrays at schools and municipal buildings in the Austin Energy service territory. These highly visible solar projects increase public awareness and educate our customers about the advantages of solar power.

Find out if solar is right for you

Local Events

Each year, Austin Energy participates in and sponsors events that support our local community.

The Austin Energy Regional Science Festival is one of the largest regional science festivals held in Texas and the nation.

Each year, some 3,500 students and their families attend the festival. They have an opportunity to view the thousands of student projects on public display and visit educational booths and scientific demonstrations.

Nearly 500 judges and 100 volunteers from the City of Austin, local businesses, colleges, and elementary, middle, and high schools contribute annually to the event’s success.

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Last Updated: 8/13/15

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