Advocacy

The ERCOT region is the only electric market that is fully under state jurisdiction. The Texas Legislature grants oversight authority of the wholesale and retail electric market within ERCOT to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Only the Texas Legislature may change the market design of the ERCOT market, which has been an energy-only market since its restructuring in SB 7 (1999 Texas Legislature).

TCPA employs an executive director, who is registered as a lobbyist for the association. In addition, TCPA employs a contract lobbyist and members have their own registered lobbyists as well. TCPA is a consensus-based organization so when the association advocates a position at the Legislature, the full membership is supportive of that position. TCPA lobbies the Texas Legislature, appearing before oversight committees in the Texas House and Texas Senate and meeting with staff at every level of state government, including the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House.

Gulf Coast Power Association

TCPA members and the ED actively participate as part of the Gulf Coast Power Association.

Interview with GridMonitor

TCPA’s Michele Gregg on a panel discussing Summer 2019

Vistra Energy’s Anthony Maselli on a panel discussing energy storage

TCPA Protecting Competition at the Texas Legislature

SB 1941

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SB 2232

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SB 2232

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Relating to a study of the elimination of the effects of federal renewable energy subsidies.

SB 1941

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Relating to use of electric energy storage facilities in the ERCOT power region.

HB 2860

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HB 2908

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