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January 1, 2011 - Cities Aggregation Power Project (CAPP) and South Texas Aggregation Project (STAP) merge to form TCAP The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power is a unique alliance formed for a singular purpose – to purchase electricity in bulk for municipal needs....

Electric utilities seek rate hikes; cities fight for consumers

Texans beware: If you live in one of the two largest Metropolitan areas of the state, you could soon be paying more for electricity. Both Oncor (in the Dallas-Fort Worth  area) and CenterPoint Energy (in the Houston-Galveston area) have announced plans to hike rates....

Electric Shocked in Tarrant County

League of Women Voters considers energy issues at Fort Worth Luncheon Geoffrey Gay Texans pay much more for electricity than residents in neighboring states. Surveys have shown average electric bills in Houston and Dallas are some of the highest among major U.S....

Will expensive power market changes bankrupt REPs?

Will some electric providers go belly-up after ERCOT switches over to a complicated new system in December? It’s a possibility says Austin-based energy expert Chris Brewster. Speaking this week during the Gulf Coast Power Association’s fall conference, Brewster noted...

Are variable rate deals the best deregulation has to offer?

When electric industry officials and their allies defend today’s electric prices, they typically point to variable rate offers. That’s because they know that any examination of what Texans actually pay for electricity reveals we’re paying too much. Federal data, for...

Over-Priced “Nodal” System in the News

In December, Texas is expected to shift over from its already complicated system for managing the wholesale electricity market to one that’s even more complicated. If the new system works the way it’s supposed to work, computers will spit out distinct prices for...

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