Texas State Government Takes Own Advice, Goes Energy Shopping

Michael Giberson

Texas state agencies spend as much as $50 million a year too much for electricity because they haven’t taken the government’s own advice to shop around. …

So the state’s Council on Competitive Government this year hired electricity consultant LPB Energy of Dallas to help agencies find lower rates. The council expects the company to trim the state’s $200 million average annual utility costs by as much as 25 percent by switching providers and auditing past bills for errors, said council director Jim Scogin.

From a Dallas Morning News story by Elizabeth Souder.