Each year, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power [which advocates for cities and other local governments and negotiates their power contracts] analyzes how much Texans are paying for electricity. The latest reports appear to show that Texans in deregulated areas are getting better at finding good deals, but on average, they are still paying more than people served by monopoly providers.
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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.