According to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, a nonprofit that advocates for low electricity prices, Texans filed 4,835 electricity-related complaints or inquiries to the state Public Utility Commission in fiscal year 2016, down from 6,973 grievances in fiscal year 2015. This continues a trend of decreases since 2002, after the state deregulated its retail electric market.
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.