April 30 — Texas power grids could be strained this summer. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state’s largest grid operator, said Monday it expects record-breaking demand for power during peak days this summer, alongside limited supplies of backup power. That’s why ERCOT could have to take action to prevent outages.
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.