May 3 — Choice can be good for consumers. It can even be empowering. It often leads to lower prices and more freedom to select products that suit one’s needs and lifestyle. But when it comes to the electricity that powers our lives and economy, the situation is more complicated.
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.