Aug. 15 — Renewable energy from wind and solar farms makes up about 5 percent of BTU’s generation supply portfolio, and some customers have requested an all-renewable option. BTU’s new rate schedule goes into effect in October and includes the new renewable-only option, which is estimated to cost roughly 2 cents more per kilowatt hour.
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.