Here’s an excerpt:
“With record heat goes record electric consumption as Texans try to keep cool. ERCOT — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas — has also been breaking records this year.
Dottie Roark, an ERCOT spokeswoman, said the record peak-demand for this month was set July 14 when 64,226 megawatts were used. Before this year, the highest for July was 63,400 megawatts set in 2009. Texas broke that record several times this year — July 8, 13 and 14.
“To put things in perspective, the all-time peak demand was 65,776 megawatts that was recorded for Aug. 23, 2010,” Roark said.”
Find the full article at the San Angelo Standard-Times.
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.