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 Public Utility Commission directed staff on Thursday to make changes to the state’s electricity shopping website after receiving complaints that companies were using it to promote misleading offers. The site, powertochoose.org, lists retail electricity deals...read more
At the urging of cities and regulators, the state’s regulated electric utilities have committed to pass along savings from last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. But will home customers ever benefit? That’s the big question posed recently by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram....read more
A multi-billion-dollar multi-state renewable energy project has lost a key vote at the Texas Public Utility Commission — a development that had led to the cancellation of what otherwise would have been the nation’s largest wind facility. The proposed 2,000-megawatt...read more
Purchasing power in Texas can be a complicated business. What terms of service are best? How do you know, really, what the small print means? Now just imagine the challenges that confront city officials as they purchase power -- sometimes tens of thousands of...read more
Texans, for the second day in a row, set back-to-back records on Thursday for electric consumption. Sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., system demand reached 73,259 megawatts, according to the state's primary grid operator. That surpassed the previous record of 72,691...read more
A contemplated system revamp at ERCOT, the organization that oversees the state’s primary power grid, could cost millions up front — but also end up benefiting Texas ratepayers in the long-term, even after taking the cost into account. That’s the conclusion of two...read more
From the News Roundup
Aug 16 -- Not so at the (Public) Utility Commission, where two of the three commissioners made comments this month that are the equivalent of unfurling a white flag and heading to the nearest flagpole. -- Dallas Morning...read more
A series of websites and services are cropping up to help customers navigate the electricity market, providing price listings from different companies in one place. But the top consumer watchdog in Connecticut — a more mature market for home electricity sales — is...read more
Aug. 16 -- Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Richard Glick said Wednesday he has no knowledge of efforts at his agency to assist the Trump administration in bailing out money-losing coal and nuclear plants. -- Utility...read more