The Electric Reliability Council of Texas preliminary Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy for summer 2015 indicates that total resources, including the amount of wind that could reliably be called upon, would exceed expected peak demand by just 7,911 MW, which is about 11.5% of the expected peak demand of 69,057 MW. ERCOT’s target planning reserve margin is 13.75%.
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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.