The onslaught of intermittent, renewable energy resources on U.S. power grids also is partly to blame for the rising delivery costs. Moving away from large, centralized power plants and toward smaller, more widely distributed sources has utilities installing digital sensors, meters and more power lines, the costs of which are getting passed along to consumers.
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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.