A $3 a month charge that many electric consumers have been paying since 2009 is about to disappear.
CenterPoint Energy is eliminating its $3.05 a month surcharge that helped pay for installation of “smart meters” across Houston. More than 2.3 meters have been installed, most of which were done by the end of 2012.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.