“The Texas Public Policy Foundation, an Austin-based organization consistently cited by the electric industry to lend credence to anti-consumer policies, has released yet another misleading report about the dismal record of electric prices under deregulation. Here are the simple facts: for years before deregulation, Texas residential consumers paid rates below the national average. For years after market restructuring, Texans have paid rates above the national average.
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.