The currently depressed wholesale power price market is keeping utility companies from launching new power plants projects — except for new wind and solar farms — but the Texas grid already has plenty of reserve capacity, according to ERCOT, which manages about 90 percent of the state’s electricity load. Several natural gas-fired power plants are also are under construction.
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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.