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
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
$105 million — that’s how much Barclays Bank and several former energy traders will pay after being accused by federal regulators of improperly manipulating electric prices in California during 2006 and 2008. Although less than the $487.9 million originally sought,...read more
With the expected retirement of several aging plants and the continued growth of wind power, the production of electricity from wind turbines may soon supersede that from coal in Texas. That’s the word from University of Texas-Austin research fellow Joshua Rhodes, who...read more
Texas should have sufficient generation capacity to safely keep the lights burning for the coming months — even given the announced retirements of several big generating plants. That's the word this week from ERCOT, the organization that manages the state's main power...read more
Continuing a generally downward trend that began nearly a decade ago, electricity complaints filed with state regulators have dropped to a new post-deregulation low, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. All told, Texans filed 4,175...read more
After several failed bids by unsuccessful suitors, it finally appears that Oncor Electric, the state’s largest transmission and distribution utility, may be close to changing owners. An offer by California-based Sempra Energy to acquire the utility for $9.45 billion...read more
From the News Roundup
Nov. 22 -- According to the settlement, Commission Staff investigated STAT Energy as part of a REP compliance review it initiated in 2015. A portion of the investigation involved reviewing REPs compliance with Commission rules regarding Deferred Payment Plans (DPPs)...read more
Nov. 21 -- Electricity generator Luminant is cutting about 600 jobs as it closes three coal-fired power plants and a mine in Texas.The Texas Workforce Commission said Monday that Luminant plans to make the layoffs in January. -- Associated...read more
Nov. 21 -- We West Texans know about oil markets. Their boom and bust cycles have forged our resilient West Texas spirit. In recent times, however, we have also come to know renewables, as corporations have made large wind and solar investments in the area. The U.N....read more