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 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.