85th Texas Legislature: Consumer and Utility Update

85th Texas Legislature: Consumer and Utility Update

Lawmakers in Austin have filed more than 100 bills relating to gas and electric utility customers this session — and some of these bills already have made it to the governor. Others, however, remain pending and more than a few have died outright. The 85th Texas...
85th Texas Legislature: Consumer and Utility Update

85th Texas Legislature: Consumer and Utility Update

More than 100 utility-related bills have been filed thus far during the 85th Texas Legislature. Many of these bills — if adopted — could  impact municipal interactions with utilities or even your home utility rates. Here are a few bills that TCAP is watching, plus...
85th Texas Legislature: Consumer & Utility Update

85th Texas Legislature: Consumer & Utility Update

We’re at the halfway mark in the 85th Texas Legislature. More than 100 energy-related bills have been filed, and many of them — if adopted — could impact your home electric rates. Some important energy bills have come up in committee, although most...
Critics: Alternative Rate-Making Could Increase Costs

Critics: Alternative Rate-Making Could Increase Costs

AUSTIN — Although supported by utility monopolies, overhauling the state’s procedures for setting home electric rates would lead to higher prices for costumers, more paperwork for regulators and cause big headaches for retail electric providers. Those were some...