Staff of the Public Utility Commission of Texas filed an update regarding the status of funds designated to reimburse retail electric providers for providing free programmable communicating thermostats (PCTs) and in-home displays (IHDs) to low-income customers
Staff reported that through February 29, 2016, for the 14-month invoicing period January 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016, 18,573 PCTs were installed and 8,948 IHDs were deployed by 17 REPs, resulting in 51 % of the total funds for the program having been spent ($9,529,038 out of a total of $18,625,000).
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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.