As temperatures steadily climb and with heat indices well into the triple-digits, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asks for conservation efforts each afternoon between 3-7 p.m. Historically, the end of June through August marks tough times for the Texas power grid as our available resources operate at capacity with air conditioners cranked down and working almost constantly. Generating enough power to keep up with the statewide demand is a tall order.
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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.