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 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.