“One of the more pernicious charges that we’ve seen more frequently are these minimum use fees that are popping up all over the place,” he says. “It punishes people who are trying to conserve power by assessing an extra charge at the end of the month if they fall to a certain level.”
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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.