If a residential customer was consuming extremely high amounts of electricity, it was a pretty safe bet that they were running a marijuana grow-op. Their associated electric bill was therefore a clear signal to law enforcement that something was amiss.
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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.