The compromise rate hike, approved Wednesday by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, follows a challenge to CenterPoint’s initial request by the Houston City Council and the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities, which represents more than two dozen Texas communities outside of Houston.
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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.