July 24 — you have a electric plan with a variable or indexed rate you may be paying more this summer. There is no limit to the amount these plans can vary in price once you start. Public Utility Commission of Texas spokesman Andrew Barlow told Channel 6 external factors that affect wholesale electricity prices, such as plants shutting down, can affect market rates.
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.