TCEC is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization representing the commercial customers of energy in the Texas energy markets. 

Purpose & Core Principles


TCEC informs, educates, and advocates for all commercial businesses regarding their common ground as electric customers in Texas. TCEC’s core principles include:  free markets; and the right for commercial customers to own their own usage data, purchase renewables, be in control of their facilities, and install devices behind their meters, for example back-up generation.

Classified as commercial customers in the electric utility markets, because of their diversity, Texas businesses have often been under-represented in advocating for fair and transparent energy markets in Texas. TCEC keeps its members informed about the Texas energy markets through providing information, advice, training, and meetings. Armed with information provided by TCEC, Members can buy and manage their company’s energy more efficiently and effectively.



  • Open to all commercial customers in the Texas electric market – including private businesses, independent school districts, universities, and public enterprises
  • $5,000 per year per business or organization
  • Energy vendors and suppliers are permitted to sponsor events, but cannot be a member



  • Monthly teleconference or video conference briefings (mid-month)
  • Monthly written briefings (month-end)
  • Triannual strategic meetings in Houston, Dallas, and an alternate city such as Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi for half-day briefing and networking opportunities 
  • Annual meeting for facilitating discussion, updates, and networking opportunities

Membership Benefits


  • Analysis and comment on Texas electric market issues with implications for Members
  • Austin policy and regulatory insights
    • Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT)
    • Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) 
    • Texas Legislature
  • Advocacy at the above bodies for commercial energy issues
    • Utility rate proceedings
    • PUCT policy proceedings
    • Texas legislative proceedings and bills
    • ERCOT Stakeholder meetings
  • Benefits of ERCOT Commercial Consumer Segment membership for TCEC
  • Training and Events

Contact Us

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Contact Information

Texas Commercial Energy Customers (TCEC)

(479) 366-4650