“A new report indicates that in the parts of Texas where consumers have an option to pick their power suppliers, those ratepayers are actually paying more for electricity. It has been a decade since state legislators passed a measure that opened most of the state’s power market to competition. This new report, from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power, shows that while those with power choices end up paying more, markets like San Antonio and Austin (an New Braunfels) , where consumers do not have that option, are paying less on their monthly utility bills.”
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.