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
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
Responding to requests from regulators, Texas electric and gas utilities have begun filing paperwork showing how they’ll pass along savings from millions of dollars in new tax cuts. The Texas Public Utility Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission both called for...read more
Predicted record-breaking electricity usage and tightening power reserves could make for a challenging summer for ERCOT, the Texas grid operator. Also known as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the organization released two reports on Thursday — including a...read more
From the News Roundup
April 16 -- Your electric bill could go down as soon as May if a proposed fuel factor reduction is approved. El Paso Electric filed with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the City of El Paso and the other incorporated cities and towns within its Texas service...read more
April 16 -- On Friday, El Paso Electric, along with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the City of El Paso, filed to reduce existing fuel factors in Texas by approximately 29 percent. If the proposal to lower the fuel factor is approved, some residents could...read more
April 16 -- “We’re living in a time and in a state that isn’t very responsive to consumer issues,” said Geoffrey Gay. Gay is an attorney for the Atmos Steering Committee. He negotiates with Atmos on behalf of 150 cities across Texas and he says bills are going up...read more