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
Natural gas commodity prices are less than half what they were in 2004 and yet average home gas bills have gone up. How can this be? Why aren’t Texans enjoying real savings in their gas utility bills? The answer relates to pipeline and distribution charges, which are...read more
ERCOT inadvertently violated its own technical rules over the course of several years — including violations that potentially could have impacted power prices, according to new regulatory filings from the organization. Included in a Dec. 18 filing at the Texas Public...read more
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
From the News Roundup
Jan. 17 -- On Wednesday, the Ector County Republican Women hosted a luncheon to hear from the candidates. -- NewsWest9read more
Jan. 17 -- A state panel will decide the fate of a plan by Lubbock city officials to move nearly three-quarters of its electricity customers to a grid powered by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). --...read more
Jan. 17 -- CenterPoint said it is calculating its tax savings, but the company is not certain how those will trickle down to consumers -- most of whom had their gas and electric delivery bills go up last year. A spokesman for Oncor said the company is in the process...read more