Feb. 14 — Electric competition in Texas recently passed its 16th anniversary, and our citizens continue to reap the benefits of a market, rather than a government, allocating energy resources and competing for electricity customers. Recently, the city of Lubbock, the sole electricity provider to city residents, asked to join the competitive market. Moving Texas’ third-largest municipal utility, with its 100,000 customers, into the state’s unique electricity market is historic and confirms the virtues of competitive electric markets.
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.