Serving Communities Across the Nation

The Energy Authority was created by and exists to serve public power utilities. Our culture and values reflect our public power roots and allow us to better serve the needs of our clients.

By partnering with TEA, our clients are able to achieve the scale and scope of operations needed to compete in the wholesale energy market. TEA currently works with over 50 public power clients. We represent over 30,000 MW of peak demand and 24,000 MW of installed generation capacity across the U.S.

We also work to bring our clients together to learn from each other. Please visit our What’s New page to learn about upcoming events.

Public Power Affiliations

Gary Gibson

CEO – City Utilities

quote_symbol1 TEA makes me feel like I'm their only client.

Brett Carroll

CEO – Conway Corporation

quote_symbol1 Our strategic plan led to a solar purchase power agreement process with TEA. We understood that this project was a game-changing, long-range strategy for how Conway Corporation serves customers and does so with excellence. We greatly value this partnership with TEA.

Kyle Roadman

Assistant General Manager – EPUD

quote_symbol1 TEA has been instrumental in helping EPUD maximize the value of both its resource portfolio and technology investments. The Connected Analytics service has opened new doors for our utility, allowing us to turn raw AMI data into useful insights, customer services, and operational efficiency.

Jacob Williams


quote_symbol1 TEA’s market intelligence and relationships have allowed FMPA to capture additional value, and therefore lower rates, for FMPA Members. This was particularly highlighted during the 2021 extreme winter weather events. It is more cost effective to leverage TEA in pursuing opportunity rather than replicating this type of comprehensive service internally.
Case Studies
TEA Expertise Supports Large Midwestern Client in Fast Integration
A large Midwestern client purchased a 707 MW natural gas combined-cycle facility in July of 2011. The then under-construction facility would begin commercial operations in January 2012. Although the client had an extensive generation fleet using a mix of fuels, this was the first natural gas-fired plant to be added. The client had less than six months to obtain the risk management and physical gas supply capabilities it would need to supply the new plant.

TEA Market Presence Across RTO Increases Values for Missouri Municipal
A Missouri municipal Partner of TEA joined the Midwest Independent System Operator in April 2005. While their load was internal to the Midwest ISO, the Partner had 86 MW of hourly firm energy in the Southwest Power Pool market that was sinking at MISO external interfaces. This energy could be actively re-marketed across the two Regional Transmission Operators to increase the Partner’s revenue and provide more predictable cash flow.

TEA Optimization of Wind Resources Augments Municipal Revenues
Two TEA Partner municipals were managing approximately 230 MWs of demonstrated wind capacity within the Midwest Independent System Operator. Considerable transmission congestion caused unfavorable and even negative pricing conditions at the generators’ respective commercial pricing nodes. These factors created a pricing environment conducive to a variety of strategic generation offer alternatives.

TEA Services Insulate Clients from Cold Weather Price Volatility
In 2014, an extremely cold winter caused electric power and natural gas prices to skyrocket in many parts of the country. As a result, many of our clients were exposed to extreme price spikes for fuel and purchased power. Clients still had an obligation to serve their loads, requiring quick, coordinated decisions to be made with millions of dollars at stake.