The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has received approval from its board of directors for a pilot project to help reduce demand on the grid when electric use is high and power supplies are tight.
The 30-minute Emergency Response Service (ERS) pilot project will allow eligible participants a half hour to respond to ERCOT requests to reduce their electric use. Individuals or groups may participate, but they must be able to reduce demand by at least 100 kW.
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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.