Benefits offered last week by a Hunt-led group seeking to buy part of the state’s largest utility would eventually add $295 million to power bills, the staff of the Texas Public Utility Commission said today. The staff generally agreed with a similar critique by a coalition of Texas consumer groups.
The staff opinion filed today, which advises the commission to reject the plan, says the Hunt group plan includes “illusory benefits.”
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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.