Aug. 31 — During yesterday’s open meeting, counsel for AEP Texas said that such “system-wide” language in PURA is in the context of cities with original jurisdiction, which have jurisdiction over the DCRF, unlike certain other riders. The system-wide provision in PURA is in the context of ensuring the same DCRF rates apply in areas in which cities have original jurisdiction, and areas in which the PUC has sole jurisdiction.
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.