In comments before regulators, TCAP and other city coalitions identified the lack of critical facility designations as a top system failure during this year’s blackouts.
Changing the “ancillary services” market should be part of discussions for “reliability first” power market reforms.
In addition to his integral founding role with TCAP, the Austin-based attorney served as a driving force behind several municipal energy-related organizations and, over the course of his long career, negotiated and litigated utility rate matters collectively valued at more than $1 billion on behalf of more than 300 cities.
Cumulatively, the charges have totaled more than $6.6 billion. Utility customers — both home users or businesses — have had them included with their transmission and distribution rates.