For the past three summers, ERCOT’s predictions have run about 2 percent above the actual peak demand. That makes sense. ERCOT is charged above all else with making sure the lights stay on and the best way to make sure that happens is expecting the worst and getting as many power plants ready as possible to come online when needed.
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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.