The Consumer Perspective of the Texas Deregulated Power Market 

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Our guest speaker for February will be Dr. Randy Moravec, PhD, Executive director for the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power (TCAP). Dr. Moravec will cover the following points in his presentation:

  • Brief description of the TCAP organization
  • Reacquaint the audience with the objectives of deregulation when it was approved by the legislature
  • How deregulation impacted consumer power pricing
  • Present future issues including discussion of resource adequacy and demand response

TCAP is a coalition of 168 member cities and political subdivisions that pool their resources to purchase electricity for governmental use.  Dr. Moravec has served on the board of TCAP since its inception in early 2011 and also served on the board of its predecessor organization, the Cities Aggregation Power Project Inc. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Moravec was Chief Financial Officer for the Town of Addison and had been with the city since 1987.  Previously, he was Asst. City Manager / Finance Director for the City of Kingsville and Administrative Assistant in the City of Corpus Christi’s budget office. Moravec received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from SMU. In 2011 he obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Moravec was a member of the Executive Board of the national Government Finance Officers Association and had served as Chairman of the GFOA’s Standing Committee for Governmental Budgeting and Management. Dr. Moravec was also a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board Financial Reporting Model Task Force. He has written several articles in professional journals and is a frequent speaker for the Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, and the Certified Public Manager training program.

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