The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates that grid that covers most of the state, says demand peaked at 70,169 megawatts between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday. That shatters the previous record of 69,877 megawatts set last Aug. 10.
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.