The cities, which include Galveston, Dickinson, Sugar Land and others, are adopting ordinances this month that call for the rate reduction. The ordinances have the simultaneous effect of blocking a rate hike proposed by the company. “Electric bills in the Houston and Galveston area are already too high — consumers don’t need a rate hike. They need a rate cut,” said Julie Johnston, City Administrator for Dickinson. “The analysis by our city coalition shows CenterPoint already collects more than its need. Consumers’ electric bills should be lower.”
Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.