While Staff, “supports the deployment and use of advanced meters in Texas,” Staff reiterated in its brief that, “Staff believes that the new opportunities offered by having Sharyland and Oncor existing as affiliates should be explored with respect to reducing costs of the AMS deployment, and that it is unreasonable for Sharyland to rush forward without considering this opportunity. Staff is not asking for a dispositive ruling on Sharyland’s application. Rather, Staff believes that the Commission will want all available information to ensure that Sharyland considered all options to reduce the costs that would be imposed on customers in its service territory, especially considering the recent complaints that have been raised about Sharyland’s rates”
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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.