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!
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Breaking a generally declining trend, the number of electricity-related complaints filed with Texas regulators jumped by nearly one-third during the last fiscal year and they now stand at a new three-year high, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for...read more
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Thumbs up. That the sign from ERCOT, which reported on Thursday that Texas generators should keep up with electricity demand during the winter and spring of 2019. ERCOT, also known as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is the organization that oversees the...read more
empra Energy and Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) announced today that they have entered into agreements whereby they will acquire Sharyland Utilities, LP (Sharyland) and InfraREIT, Inc. (InfraREIT). InfraREIT owns and leases...read more
The ERCOT energy market — like any wholesale energy market — needs a constant supply of reserve generating capacity to ensure it operates reliably. But how much reserve capacity? A system with too much may cost too much to operate. A system with too little runs the...read more
From the News Roundup
Nov. 8 -- While leaders have increasingly talked about rebuilding America's roads, bridges and networks, political realities may prevent much progress on the bipartisan issue. -- Smart Cities Diveread more
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Nov. 6 -- Craddick has been chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas, which oversees oil and gas operations in the state. Railroad commissioners serve for six-year terms. One has to go back to the mid-1990s to see the last time a railroad commissioner finished two...read more