Policy Reports

Find out more about the history of Texas electric deregulation, the workings of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, proposals for a capacity market and other issues in these reports from the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor. Additional reports about consumer utility issues can be found on the websites of our sister organizations, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power and the Atmos Cities Steering Committee.

Oncor Cities Steering Committee Timeline

The Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor is one of the largest and most influential organizations of its kind in the state. Learn about its history and accomplishments in this in-depth timeline document by OCSC General Counsel Geoffrey Gay.

A Retreat From Electric Competition

How a Texas Capacity Market Will Lead to Expensive Subsidies, New Regulations and Higher Prices. Learn about the controversial proposals in this 2013 report co-sponsored by the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor and TCAP.

Deregulated Electricity in Texas

From the difficult Price To Beat years to the challenges at ERCOT — this updated report from TCAP represents one of the most extensive historical treatments of the Texas deregulation law ever undertaken.

The Story of ERCOT

This special research project co-sponsored by TCAP and the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor reports on the state’s electric grid operator, its power market and rates under the Texas electric deregulation law.