New report details the history of the Oncor Cities Steering Committee.
Under state law, city governments and the Texas Public Utility Commission share regulatory authority over monopoly electric utilities. Cities typically band together in coalitions to exercise their portion of this shared authority.
The largest and most significant of these coalitions is the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor. Comprised of more than 140 cites in north and central Texas, the OCSC has spent decades protecting ratepayer interests in complex and far-reaching regulatory proceedings.
The coalition’s general counsel, Geoffrey M. Gay, recently drafted a detailed history of the organization. The report traces the OCSC’s activities and accomplishments since its inception, outlines events just prior to its formation and describes OCSC participation in major rate cases and at the Texas Legislature.
This new timeline document is set forth in a detailed chronological fashion, with descriptions of rate cases, related ratemaking procedures and other important regulatory concepts. We now have posted this document on the OCSC website. You can read an online version here, or download a pdf from this link.
To find out more about electric utility rate making in Texas, go to the OCSC reports page, found here.
In a separate report, Mr. Gay also has detailed the history of an organization known as Atmos Cities Steering Committee, which has responsibility for gas utility matters. You can read that report here, on the ACSC website.