Lubbock, Texas, might be best-known as the birthplace of Buddy Holly, the icon of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll. For years, it also had a claim to fame in electricity circles: competing sets of power lines.
Most customers with Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) could switch to Southwestern Public Service Co., or vice versa. The setup lasted decades and predated the retail choice now found in much of Texas.
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.