About Us

Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) is part of the Campus Operations unit within the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. We provide reliable and cost-effective electricity, chilled water, steam, deionized water, compressed air, emergency power, and elevator services for The University of Texas at Austin.

We have more than 200 employees and are organized into the following five divisions: Distribution, Power Systems, Controls & Operational Technology, Strategic Programs & Process Improvement, Operations, and Support Services. Our business and financial services such as accounts payable, billing, and purchasing are overseen by the Business & Financial Services Department. For more information on our divisions, read about our services.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide safe, reliable, and resilient utility and energy services to our campus community, with a commitment to sustainability, stewardship, and customer service.​

Our Visionary Culture

We take pride in fostering an agile team culture where excellence, effectiveness, and innovation are valued and implemented to benefit our people, our department, and our university.

Our Core Values

  • Safety: Commitment to the well-being of our fellow employees, ourselves, and the campus community.
  • Respect: Treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
  • Integrity: Transparency, honesty, trust, and ethics in our work and our relationships.
  • Reliability: Delivery of consistent, dependable, and uninterrupted services.
  • Teamwork: Working together through cooperation, contribution, and the sharing of our diverse knowledge.
  • Excellence: Setting the highest standards through innovation, collaboration, forward-thinking, and stewardship.