Oct. 17 — All told, Texans filed 4,175 electricity-related complaints or inquiries with the Texas Public Utility Commission during FY 2017. That marks a drop from the previous fiscal year and also the fewest since the state transitioned to its deregulated retail electricity market in 2002.
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.