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
It’s called the Operating Demand Reserve Curve — ORDC for short. You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of it. But the ORDC — which is a component of the state’s wholesale power system — made news this month … and in a way that could impact power costs. The Texas...read more
Gas and electric ratepayers in Texas could see their utility bills go down — or at least not increase as much as they might have otherwise — as a result of tax legislation recently adopted by the U.S. Congress. Leaders at both the Texas Public Utility Commission and...read more
Natural gas commodity prices are less than half what they were in 2004 and yet average home gas bills have gone up. How can this be? Why aren’t Texans enjoying real savings in their gas utility bills? The answer relates to pipeline and distribution charges, which are...read more
ERCOT inadvertently violated its own technical rules over the course of several years — including violations that potentially could have impacted power prices, according to new regulatory filings from the organization. Included in a Dec. 18 filing at the Texas Public...read more
ERCOT is an island unto itself — that is, unless the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission takes over. And that at least remote possibility has captured the attention of the state’s top utility regulator. “I’m very, very concerned about it,” said Public Utility...read more
Regulatory planners, industry officials and others looking to guard against blackouts must focus more of their attention on the nation’s natural gas delivery systems and its natural gas-fired plants. That’s among the key take-away findings from a new report by the...read more
From the News Roundup
Feb. 22 -- Across America, utility executives are getting grilled this earnings season about the consequences of tax reforms, slackening growth and possible mergers. In California, though, Wall Street just wants to know one thing: Are power companies going to take the...read more
Feb. 22 -- Real-time co-optimization of energy and ancillary services would have saved the Electric Reliability Council of Texas $58.5 million when a ramping capacity shortage on January 23 caused real-time prices to hit $9,000/MWh, board members learned Tuesday. --...read more
Feb. 21 -- The U.S. Energy Department is throwing its support behind a request by utilities to extend the life of some nuclear power reactors -- keeping them in operation for as long as 80 years. -- Bloombergread more