Consumers are enjoying lower electricity prices because of the plunge in the price of natural gas often used to generate it.
State regulators, however, are contemplating new rules that could send consumer retail prices up again.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas is considering raising the cap on the price at which generators can offer to sell electricity on the wholesale market, as an incentive for them to build more plants.
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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.