But they never offered to share the tax benefit with ratepayers. While that feature gave the Hunts’ proposal an edge in the Oncor auction, it became the rallying cry for critics. Why should a utility get a federal tax allowance of 35 percent when it won’t pay federal tax?
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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.