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
$105 million — that’s how much Barclays Bank and several former energy traders will pay after being accused by federal regulators of improperly manipulating electric prices in California during 2006 and 2008. Although less than the $487.9 million originally sought,...read more
With the expected retirement of several aging plants and the continued growth of wind power, the production of electricity from wind turbines may soon supersede that from coal in Texas. That’s the word from University of Texas-Austin research fellow Joshua Rhodes, who...read more
Texas should have sufficient generation capacity to safely keep the lights burning for the coming months — even given the announced retirements of several big generating plants. That's the word this week from ERCOT, the organization that manages the state's main power...read more
Continuing a generally downward trend that began nearly a decade ago, electricity complaints filed with state regulators have dropped to a new post-deregulation low, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. All told, Texans filed 4,175...read more
After several failed bids by unsuccessful suitors, it finally appears that Oncor Electric, the state’s largest transmission and distribution utility, may be close to changing owners. An offer by California-based Sempra Energy to acquire the utility for $9.45 billion...read more
You flip a switch, your lights come on. The more power you use, the bigger your bill. It sounds simple and it is — and yet just below the surface lurks a tangle of engineering constraints, big-moneyed interests and a fantastically complex wholesale power market. And...read more
From the News Roundup
Nov. 15 -- Think "renewable energy" and the wind and sun come to mind, but someday it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list. -- National Public Radioread more
Nov. 16 -- Barney M Davis LP has informed ERCOT that it now intends to mothball indefinitely, not decommission, the generating unit Barney M Davis Unit 1. -- Energy Choice Mattersread more
Nov. 16 -- In a memo in advance of today's open meeting concerning the proposed elimination of certain customer protections afforded to customers who were eligible for the defunct Lite-Up Texas discount, Texas PUC Chairman DeAnn Walker has urged the Commission to...read more