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 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.