On Monday, Xcel proposed an average retail base rate increase of 6.7 percent to the 80 Texas cities served by the company and to the Public Utility Commission of Texas. As a wholesale customer of Xcel, Lubbock Power and Light would not be affected by the increase.
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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.