July 6 — Shopping for electricity saves my family a lot of money. For more than a year now, we’ve been able to keep our summer electricity bills below $100 a month and in the cooler months, below $40. Our savings comes primarily from signing up for promotional deals on Power to Choose, the website managed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and then finding another offer when the last one expires.
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.