May 30 — Earlier this month Texas’ power grid hit new records for peak demand in the month of May. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, anticipates setting a new record this week, possibly more than once.
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.