In a new report, The Energy Retailer Research Consortium, an industry front group, attempts to mislead the public regarding the success of electric retail deregulation by comparing the Texas experience to the minority of states that have adopted retail deregulation. From an industry perspective, Texas is the leader of the other 13 states that have embraced deregulation. From a consumer perspective, Texas is the big loser.
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.