Nelson was referring to listings on the state-run website called Power to Choose, which is supposed to help Texans shop for retail electric providers on the competitive market. The commission created the portal for comparing rates in 2002 after Texas deregulated the electricity market across most of the state.
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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.