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 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.