July 19 — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees the grid that serves most of the state, has set records for power use this week as temperatures have climbed well into the 100s across the state. As customers crank up their air conditioners, ERCOT and electric utilities are working to ensure they have enough capacity to account for the rise in demand.
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.