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
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
$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
From the News Roundup
Dec. 13 -- The site also criticizes President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, attacking the decision on broader geo-strategic grounds by noting that it has “moved us further from the international community." --...read more
Dec. 13 -- On June 6, 2017, Santa Barbara, Calif., became the 30th U.S. city committed to getting 100% of its power from renewable energy. Just six months later, on Nov. 29, Truckee, Calif., became the 50th city to make the pledge. -- Utility...read more
Dec. 12 -- Deployments grew 46% in the third quarter and are expected to rise nearly nine-fold by 2022, GTM and ESA report. -- Utility Diveread more