Dec. 20 — According to a press release from Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), the company submitted a request on Dec. 16, 2016, seeking a base rate increase in Texas. The company is requesting that the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) increase the Southwestern Electric Power Company’s rates by approximately $69 million annually. New rates could go into effect in mid-to-late 2017, if approved.
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.