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Study: Automatic Bill Payment Programs Cost Money, Increase Consumption

Looking to cut your electric consumption?  One way to do so — and save money to boot — is to avoid automatic bill payment programs. That’s the conclusion of Duke University economist Steven Sexton, who finds in a new peer reviewed study that enrollment in automatic...

Three Shocking Utility Expenses

Magazine: Texas Cities Guard Against Unfair Rate Hikes Here’s a fun fact: it’s your local government — cities — that serve as the first line of defense against unfair utility rate hikes.  It’s cities that have original jurisdiction over local energy utilities, and...

TCAP Pilot Project Delivers Savings

Abilene, West Central Texas Municipal Water District, Other Political Subdivisions among First Beneficiaries ABILENE -- Approximately $35,000 — that’s the estimated savings realized by the City Of Abilene and the West Central Texas Municipal Water District thanks to...

TCAP Board President Jay Doegey Retires

Jay Doegey, the man who deftly led the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power from its inception and who for years has worked tirelessly on behalf of Texas energy consumers, has retired. “It’s hard to overstate the contributions Jay has made on behalf of energy...

New Video by Tips for Texas Electric Shoppers Are your electric bills gobbling up your checking account? Maybe it’s time to switch power companies. And is here to help. As a special Thanksgiving treat, the electric consumer website has released a new...

TCAP Member Cities Receive End-Of-Year Dividends

More than $650,000 in electricity rebate checks are being distributed this month to scores of cities and other political subdivisions — an unexpected holiday boon courtesy of the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. More than 85 percent of TCAP’s 168 member cities...

TCAP: Creating a Brighter Future

See how TCAP is creating a brighter future for our over 170 members and consumers across the great state of Texas. R. A. "Jake" Dyer R.A. Dyer is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the...

TCAP Report: Electricity Complaints on the Rise

After four straight years of declines, electric consumer complaints increased in Texas during the 2014 fiscal year, according to an analysis of regulatory data by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. But despite that setback, Texans nonetheless filed the second...

TCAP Mailbag: Low-income discount set to expire?

Time, now, to take questions from the TCAP mailbag. A reader asks: “Is it true that the state will soon discontinue its bill assistance program for low-income Texans? And if so, are there low-income programs that can take its place?” The short answers are maybe and...

Financial speculators betting on power line congestion

In Texas, they’re called “Congestion Revenue Rights.” Think of them as financial instruments — except they exist not in the world of investment banking, but rather in the world of wholesale electricity. What do you get when you buy one of these financial instruments?...

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