I am one of Austin Energy’s 56,000 captive customers who live outside the city. Many of us are opposed to the utility’s proposed $136 million rate increase, which will likely be appealed to the Texas Public Utility Commission.
The rate plan is replete with harsh fees, exorbitant energy charges and untested assumptions. It will create a “weird” utility business model unlike any other in the state. And it will make Austin Energy an oddity — like a two-headed calf — in the Texas utility world.
Read the full article at the Austin American-Statesman.
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.