“Bills in both the Texas House and Senate would allow competition for electricity in Austin, but city officials have deemed the proposed laws unfair.
The proposals come as Austin Energy, a city-owned utility with approximately 400,000 customers, announced its first significant electric rate increase in 17 years. The increase is expected to be as much as 12 percent by 2012 and 35 percent by 2020.”
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.