Frequently Answered Questions
What is the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power?
What is aggregation?
How does aggregation benefit customers?
Who is eligible to join TCAP?
Membership is available to all political subdivisions within the ERCOT region whose load profile does not cause significant deterioration of TCAP’s overall load profile. For example, an eligible political subdivision may include a county, city, water district, housing authority, river authority, airport, or port authority.
Is there a cost for membership?
No. Funds raised through the aggregation fee(a small percentage of a penny per kilowatt) are used to: pay attorneys, energy and public relations specialists; develop and provide interactive web portals for members use; maintain web sites; and promote market reforms that would benefit political subdivisions and their residents.
What are the benefits of membership?
How does TCAP benefit taxpayers?
How is TCAP governed?
TCAP is run entirely by its members. TCAP’s 15-person Board of Directors, consisting solely of member city staff and elected officials, is elected by its members to govern the organization. Board membership is structured to ensure that both large and small members are represented and the Board of Directors meets once per month throughout the state. The Board’s guiding purpose and objective are to pursue low-cost power options for members while maintaining price stability with minimal risk that could impact the annual city budgets of members. Its secondary objective is to advocate market reforms that enhance competition for the benefit of all consumers.