The utility named Atmos sought a $35.4 million rate increase from customers in March, a hike of 6.04 percent. But a Atmos Texas Municipalities, a coalition of Central Texas cities that get their gas from Atmos, determined through legal counsel the increase should be only for $10.8 million. Negotiations settled the increase to $29.9 million, or 5.5 percent.
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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.