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
Average residential electricity prices in areas of Texas with retail electric competition have declined during a recent 10-year period, while simultaneously increasing in areas exempt from electric competition, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for...read more
On June 23 — a hot day even by Texas standards — electrical consumption on the state’s main power grid spiked in quick succession to 66.7 gigawatts, 67.5 gigawatts and then to 67.7 gigawatts.. Each spike represented a new June record for peak power usage, and they all...read more
In Texas, gas utilities already reporting excessive profits frequently seek permission to charge their customers even more. But rather than rejecting those requests outright, regulators typically green light them with almost no questions asked. That dramatic finding,...read more
The Texas Legislature this year considered more than 6,600 bills. Of those, more than 5,800 died quiet deaths. Among the improbable survivors, however, was a bill our coalition supported — House Bill 931 — that we believe will lead to more hike-and-bike trails...read more
Lawmakers in Austin have filed more than 100 bills relating to gas and electric utility customers this session — and some of these bills already have made it to the governor. Others, however, remain pending and more than a few have died outright. The 85th Texas...read more
Although an important bill assistance program has ended, low-income ratepayers should continue to access other important protections thanks to legislation now pending in Austin. Sponsored by state Sen. John Whitmire and Rep. Chris Paddie — and supported by the Texas...read more
From the News Roundup
July 24 --The Texas Municipal Power Agency (TMPA) told the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) that it plans to operate the 470 MW coal-fired Gibbons Creek power for only five months of the year. -- Utility Diveread more
July 24 -- A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes the United States' electric grid is vulnerable to a range of threats, including terrorism or natural disasters that could potentially cause long-term and widespread...read more
July 24 -- A viewer emailed our Verify Team with a question about losing power on one of the hottest days of the year. -- KHOU TVread more