April 20 — GRIP was meant to help companies cover costs for work they need to do quickly, like laying new pipe and fixing broken meters. But Thomas Brocato, a lawyer who represents cities on utility issues, says that’s not always what companies use GRIP money for.
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.