June 25 — ERCOT is predicting a new peak-demand record for this summer. The grid fell short of setting a new peak record last year, but there have been several in recent history. ERCOT reports the hot weather began early this year, with peak-demand records set in May.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.