Of Mothballs & Museum Pieces

Of Mothballs & Museum Pieces

It’s been suggested that Luminant”s recent decision to retire or mothball 12 older gas-fired plants is just another example of the invigorating powers of that tonic known as electric deregulation. The plants in question are all 40 and 50 years old. Under the...
Looking for that cheapest loaf…

Looking for that cheapest loaf…

In 1999, then-state Sen. David Sibley, co-author of the Texas electric deregulation law, said this about his law: “If we don”t get consumers lower rates, then we have been a failure – I”ll be the first to say it.” But under Sibley”s...
Money for Renewable Energy

Money for Renewable Energy

Two Democratic lawmakers say they’ve come up with a nifty way to fund renewable energy projects in Texas. Take the money from funds administered by the governor. Senate Bill 542 would allocate money from the governor’s Texas Emerging Technology Fund not already...
Doegey questions findings of industry report

Doegey questions findings of industry report

CAPP Chairman Jay Doegey has issued the following statement about an industry-sponsored report issued this week by Waco economist Ray Perryman. “We agree with Mr. Perryman’s findings that Texans have paid more for electricity since the Legislature deregulated the...
Delaying Electric Deregulation in Northeast Texas

Delaying Electric Deregulation in Northeast Texas

By staying out of deregulation, Longview residents save an average of 45 percent on their electricity bills, according to state Sen. Kevin Eltife. Speaking recently to Jimmy Isaac of the Longview News-Journal, the Tyler Republican said: “The consumers in East Texas...
Welcome to CAPPitol Insight!

Welcome to CAPPitol Insight!

Welcome to CAPPitol Insight, a blog of the Cities Aggregation Power Project! The blog features commentary and insight regarding state and federal issues affecting the energy, electricity and utility industries. It will cover the challenges facing the Texas Legislature...