Mid-August, as usual, was hot, stultifyingly so. On Thursday, August 13, at 1:00 a.m., demand for power in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market was 43,237 MW. At that hour, the turbines were turning, generating 3,342 MW, meeting 7.7% of the early-morning demand.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.