El Paso Electric’s move to stop the city from trying to force it to lower rates might be without precedent, but the city’s actions also are exceedingly rare.
Only twice in the memories of regulators, consumer representatives and a career utility attorney have cities ordered electric companies to show why their rates shouldn’t be cut. The local case appears to be the first in which a city accused a power company of taking excessive profits from its customers.
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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.