TCAP Updates Deregulation Report

The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power this week releases its updated report, Deregulated Electricity in Texas, that includes new content, context and analysis. Find it at

Report: Thumbs Down on Prepaid Service

Prepaid electric plans often lead to unexpectedly higher bills, quick disconnections and other very unpleasant surprises, according to a new report.

Flawed Report Glosses Over High Prices

The good news is that ABACCUS again names Texas as number among deregulated markets nationwide. The bad news is that the ABACCUS is deeply flawed.

Is the Sky Falling?

A key lawmaker says regulators may be stirring up unwarranted anxiety about the state’s risk of blackouts.

Beware the Green Dot Scam

Con artists use the pre-paid debit card to swindle electricity consumers. The scam is on the rise.

PUC: More than 1,000 Violations by REP

A retail electric provider infringed upon core customer protections, according to Public Utility Commission staff. The agency now seeks multi-million dollar penalties.