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
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
Citing potentially misleading electricity offers on powertochoose.org, the state’s top energy regulator called Thursday for a new examination of the government-sponsored website and possible reforms. Powertochoose.org is a state-sponsored electricity shopping website...read more
The California-based company that recently acquired Oncor is under review for a potential credit downgrade — in part because of its purchase of the Texas utility. Oncor is the largest electric utility in Texas. In April it was acquired by California-based Sempra...read more
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
From the News Roundup
July 19 -- While conservation is strongly encouraged, CenterPoint Energy says it applies most to non-essential usage or usage that could be delayed. Any usage for health and safety reasons should remain a priority. -- KTRK...read more
July 19 -- Getting these changes through the Texas Legislature is as tough as an old cowboy boot. In 2011, a proposal "did not even receive committee votes," the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power reported in a recent study. -- Dallas Morning...read more
July 18 -- The House is slated to vote as soon as Wednesday afternoon on a resolution offered by Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican from Louisiana, condemning the very idea of a carbon tax as “detrimental” to the U.S. economy. --...read more