Oct. 19 — The complex is in a “state of review” with ERCOT – the Electric Reliability Council of Texas – to make sure the plant is not needed for reliability reasons. ERCOT is the governing body that sets power prices throughout the state and must officially approve the closure of Big Brown.
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.