“State lawmakers have filed legislation that would end Austin Energy’s state-sanctioned monopoly.
Companion bills in the state House and Senate would allow competing electric providers to operate within Austin Energy’s service area, enabling them to potentially lure away some of the city-owned utility’s roughly 400,000 customers.”
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.