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
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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
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It’s called the Operating Demand Reserve Curve — ORDC for short. You can be forgiven if you’ve never heard of it. But the ORDC — which is a component of the state’s wholesale power system — was in the news this month … and in a way that could portend higher power...read more
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March 21 -- Battery storage is increasingly emerging as a project finance opportunity, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service. -- Utility Diveread more