According to electricity company officials, it’s a simple scam.
Rack up a bill with retail electricity provider A, then just switch to a new provider. Provider B might charge a deposit, but it’s still often cheaper than paying the original bill with provider A.
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.