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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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
It was with the promise of better prices and choices that state lawmakers in 1999 adopted the Texas electric deregulation law. Newly minted electric companies would compete for customers. In theory, market forces would keep a lid on bills. How has Texas fared since...read more
Oncor, the state’s largest transmission and distribution utility, will soon have new owners. Amid applause and thank yous to gathered staff, the Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday signed off on a multi-billion-dollar offer by California-based Sempra to...read more
From the News Roundup
April 24 -- Of the 9.65 GW of solar PV China installed in the first quarter of 2018, 7.68 GW comprised distributed generation (DG) systems, reports China’s National Energy Administration (NEA). Changes to the country’s PV policy have also been proposed. - PV...read more
April 24 -- Oregon was an early adopter of energy storage, but it could be slower in implementing new projects. -- Utility Diveread more
April 25 -- In November 2017, CenterPoint filed a statement of intent with both the City of Kyle and the Texas Railroad Commission to increase its system-wide annual revenue requirement by about $490,000, and recover about $676,000 it lost during Hurricane Harvey...read more