It’s good to see government think outside the box, but the recent unraveling of an ambitious plan to secure a long-term, low-cost source of electricity for Lubbock and three other communities was just a bit too far from the square container, according to issues raised by the Texas Attorney General.
Now, as the various elements of the plan are being dismantled, it’s important to not shelve the creative thinking just because this effort didn’t work. A court ruled it had a fatal flaw in its foundation, but the concept of finding non-traditional methods of meeting public needs should survive the postmortem.
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.