Feb. 7 — Another veteran Texan policy maker might soon be headed to Washington to oversee a chunk of federal energy policy.
Barry Smitherman, who chaired Texas state agencies charged with regulating oil and gas pipelines as well as electric, telecommunication, and water and sewerage utilities, might join his one-time comrade-in-arms, former Gov. Rick Perry, in the Trump administration.
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.