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 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.