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 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.