According to Whitefenceindex.com, consumers in Houston and Dallas are paying higher electric bills than residents in many of the nation’s top cities.
The WhiteFence Index compares monthly utility costs for 20 major U.S. cities. Their comparison tool shows that during February 2011 residents of Houston were paying the 2nd highest electricity prices among the cities that were analyzed. Dallas, the only other Texas city included in the report, came in at 4th highest.
A review of the site’s previous six months’ surveys shows that the higher prices facing Houston and Dallas residents is part of an ongoing trend. In each survey, Houston and Dallas are consistently near the top for high monthly electric bills.
The WhiteFence Index utility costs surveys can be found on their site, http://whitefenceindex.com/service/Electricity.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.