“Usage fees are something that can be a real ‘gotcha’ for electric consumers, especially for those trying to do the right thing and conserve power,” said Jake Dyer, a policy analyst with the nonprofit Texas Coalition for Affordable Power.
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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.