The official reason given was the agency is 125 years old and the name has historic value.
We have an unofficial theory, though. Here goes: The name is deliberately confusing to the public, which mostly doesn’t know what the agency does. But that’s just a theory.
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.