The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, has announced an Energy Emergency Alert and is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours today.
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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.