April 13 — In a memo in advance of the open meeting, Walker wrote, “In my opinion, the agreement of the parties in several instances goes well beyond this issue, and I do not believe such additional issues should be adopted by the Commission. Instead, the Commission should limit the order in this docket to the single issue of the appropriate business requirements for Smart Meter Texas, including the time period for a customer to renew access to its data by another entity. Therefore, issues such as cost recovery of the Smart Meter Texas, costs by the four utilities, and limitation of liability determinations are not properly before the Commission.
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.