The dog days of summer are bringing record demand for electricity in San Antonio and the rest of the Lone Star State, but utilities said they are able to meet the demand.
Data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas show that Texas reached a new record for electricity use when demand reached 69.8 GW between 4 and 5 p.m. on Aug. 10. ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to 24 million Texas customers, representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load.
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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.