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
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From the News Roundup
June 22 -- NextEra Energy hasn’t given up on its twice-rejected $18 billion deal for Oncor Electric Delivery, a transaction that could clear the way for Oncor’s parent to exit bankruptcy. -- Fort Worth Star-Telegramread more
June 22 -- As part of the settlement of last year's rate hike dispute, the Texas Public Utility Commission allowed El Paso Electric to add the surcharge, starting with last October’s electric bills, to recoup the more than $3 million in legal expenses created by the...read more
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