Officials from Texas city of El Paso say an electric rate increase proposed by the region’s utility is excessive, and have asked state regulators to reduce it by about $48 million, or 67%. The city also wants regulators to reject the utility’s request to create a new rate class for solar customers and raise fixed charges on them.
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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.