On Tuesday, Xcel Energy filed a request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for approval of an interconnection switching fee in the event Lubbock Power & Light disconnects from the Xcel Energy transmission system and Southwest Power Pool regional power grid to interconnect a portion of the city’s system with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
LP&L has proposed to move approximately 70 percent of its retail electric loads to ERCOT as early as June 2019.
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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.