To provide a wide range of City services to residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors, New York City government can use large amounts of energy each year. For the City, the major energy types we use are electricity, natural gas, steam, and fuel oil. DCAS develops and administers the City's $750+ million heat, light, and power budget, which covers energy expenses for City buildings and other stationary end uses.
DCAS handles meter and account management for all City buildings where the City pays all or part of the utility energy costs. We open and close accounts with utilities on behalf of agencies.
DCAS works with the City's Office of Management and Budget to develop the City's heat, light, and power budget, which covers electricity, natural gas, and steam each year. For Fiscal Year 2021, heat, light, and power expenditures are expected to be $777 million.
DCAS works with City agencies to monitor their energy billing and confirm that the utility energy bills received for their buildings are correct and reflect their actual energy usage. We maintain a web-based reporting system that provides agencies with energy billing to help them identify opportunities to save energy and reduce emissions. Read the City's monthly energy reports, which are available at citywide, agency, account, and meter levels.