Electricity demand across Texas set new records for July usage this week, prompting the state’s electrical grid operator to ask residents in the Rio Grande Valley to conserve power during the afternoon.
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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.