April 28 — Here’s why: The difference between the amount of electricity Texas can produce and the amount customers are expected to use this summer is the narrowest in 11 years. Politicians, consumer groups and regulators say that could mean unpredictable — and potentially higher — prices.
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.