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
Key wholesale power prices in Texas increased during 2017 — an upward surge largely driven by rising natural gas prices. Average demand for power in the ERCOT market also increased in 2017. However, peak-hour demand fell by 2.2 percent from the all-time record set...read more
Underutilized, expensive and with limited functionality, Smart Meter Texas always was meant to encourage energy-saving technology — but it never lived up to its promise. Now, however, the state-sponsored website for electricity consumers is getting a top-to-bottom...read more
More than $360,000 — that’s how much Texas Coalition for Affordable Power members are now receiving back in government tax refunds thanks to special investigative work by one of TCAP’s expert energy consultants. Approximately half of TCAP’s 160 political subdivision...read more
Average residential electricity prices in areas of Texas with retail electric competition declined during a recent 10-year period, while average prices in deregulation-exempt areas increased. And although residential electric prices in areas with retail electric...read more
DALWORTHINGTON GARDENS — The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, the largest coalition of cities and special districts of its kind in the state, welcomes its newest member — the City of Dalworthington Gardens. TCAP is a non-profit purchasing consortium of cities and...read more
Reform — that was the message delivered this week to Texas lawmakers considering the future of the much maligned Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program. Known also as “GRIP,” the program allows Texas gas utilities to increase rates once a year, but without any...read more
From the News Roundup
June 22 -- Sixteen years ago, Texas deregulated the electricity market at the urging of power companies and big industrial users. Consumers could shop for the best deals, the companies assured Texas lawmakers, and benefit by getting lower prices. -- Houston...read more
June 22 -- Homes and businesses in Texas are expected to set a daily electricity consumption record for June on Friday as consumers crank up their air conditioners to escape a brutal heat wave, according to the operator of most of the state’s power grid. --...read more
June 21 -- Energy Future Holdings Corp, once Texas’ biggest power company, has asked the U.S. District Court of Delaware to dismiss an appeal filed by a group of asbestos personal injury claimants, calling it “moot” and an “improper attack.” --...read more