Why TCAP?… in 22 Seconds
What is TCAP?
We are a non-profit, for cities, by cities aggregator of electricity.
By buying electricity together, TCAP’s members enjoy much better pricing than they could obtain on their own.
We’re governed by an all-volunteer, 15-member board, composed of city leaders. No hidden agendas… just yours.
Ever wonder how much of your electricity cost goes right to the provider’s bottom line? For TCAP members: Zero. Zilch. Nada!
All the Latest Texas Electricity Market News — All the Time
The Texas solar industry has just came off its best quarter ever, and experts now predict the market here could become the nation’s second largest within just five years. The solar industry also is making strides nationwide — utility-scale installations grew in 2017...read more
The Texas solar industry has marked its strongest quarter ever with 375 megawatts of new capacity added in just three months, according to a new report. The report also ranked Texas second among states for solar growth during the second quarter of 2017, and projected...read more
Texas should have more than enough electricity to reliably serve its needs during the upcoming fall and winter, according to the organization that manages the state’s primary power grid. Neither will system reliability be undermined by the lingering effects of...read more
A parade of under-the-radar rate hikes — that's been the unfortunate result of a controversial Railroad Commission program that now has captured the attention of The Dallas Morning News. The program, known as the Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program, or GRIP, has...read more
Hurricane Harvey knocked out service at power plants and across giant transmission lines — but the ERCOT electric grid weathered the storm. All told, power stopped flowing across six of the state’s massive 345 kilovolt lines, as well as across 91 138 kV lines and 138...read more
Remember: always exercise extreme caution when dealing with electricity during a flood. “When possible, we recommend that you contact a licensed electrician to advise and assist during flood conditions in turning power off at the breaker box and back on,” advises...read more
From the News Roundup
Sept. 21 -- Two days after Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and the board's chair, Christi Craddick, clashed publicly at a state meeting, Sitton is asking Attorney General Ken Paxton to weigh in on his colleague's actions. -- Texas...read more
Sept. 21 -- After the Public Utility Commission of Texas voted in favor of a Lower Colorado River Authority transmission line route from Leander to Round Rock in May, the cities of Leander and Cedar Park took action to protest the decision. -- Community Impact...read more
Sept. 21 -- "Does LP&L's application create barriers to opting into retail competition at a future date? If so, are these barriers appropriate or should they be removed or modified in a manner that does not foreclose or hinder the implementation of customer choice...read more