Robbins working to fix AE assistance program

Original at AustinMonitor.com

Consumer advocate Paul Robbins is visiting City Council members this week in an attempt to explain to them the problems with the Austin Energy Customer Assistance Program, known as CAP.

The program, which was designed to help economically disadvantaged electric customers with their bills, is currently helping the disadvantaged, but also perhaps as many as 1,100 customers who are not disadvantaged, according to Robbins’ calculations.