Jake Dyer, a policy analyst at the affordable power coalition, said minimum-use fees often are part of “gotcha” offers that ultimately trick consumers into paying higher rates. He said it would be better if the Power to Choose website filtered out such offers by default.
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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.