Feb. 13 — The Texas Public Utility Commission on Friday is expected to consider the $13 million rate hike settlement that CenterPoint Energy hammered out last month with cities, big power users and consumer groups. The proposed deal is just a fraction of the increase that CenterPoint, the regulated utility that distributes most of the electricity in the Houston area, had sought. It would reduce transmission and distribution charges on most residential power bills by about 2 percent.
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.