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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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
In paperwork filed this month at the Texas Public Utility Commission, Oncor, the electric utility serving customers around Dallas and Fort Worth, has indicated its intention to increase rates by $19 million annually. In seeking the increase, Oncor has invoked...read more
Utility-scale energy storage — that is, those big battery arrays that can serve entire neighborhoods — hold great promise both for energy conservation and grid reliability. But the quickly advancing technology also raises tough regulatory challenges, especially for...read more
From the News Roundup
May 23 -- Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed testimony proposing a marginal reduction, versus the new rates proposed by CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CEHE), to the proposed new September 1, 2018 Distribution Cost Recovery Factors...read more
May 23 -- Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas have filed testimony proposing a significant reduction in the revenue requirement for the proposed institution of a Distribution Cost Recovery Factor (DCRF) at Oncor, which results in a 77% reduction in the...read more
May 24 -- The primary targets of an Oncor scam in the Waco area appear to be Hispanic and Spanish-speaking residents, police said Thursday. -- KWTXread more