“They were able to reduce our rate by half, and that is a tremendous saving for the city,” said Melissa Landin, public information officer for Harlingen.
Landin said the reduced power rates were made possible by the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. The non-profit helps 171 cities across the state save money by cutting their power rates.
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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.