In two consecutive hours Thursday afternoon, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system beat the all-time hourly demand record set the previous day, peaking at 68,912 megawatts (MW)* between 4 and 5 p.m.
At 68,538 MW*, hourly demand between 3 and 4 p.m. also beat Wednesday’s new record.
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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.