July 18 — Electric Reliability Council of Texas announced yesterday that usage averaged 70,963 megawatt between 4 and 5 p.m. That was the most ever for a single hour in July. The previous record? Just the day before that, at 70,587 megawatts.
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.