WASHINGTON — After the Electric Reliability Council of Texas projected power reserves would fall below a safe minimum next year, some Texans said future federal environmental regulations are partially to blame and would raise the risk of blackouts.
They have cited the decision of Dallas-based Luminant Generation Co., to shut down two coal-fired generating units to comply with the upcoming Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. Starting Jan. 1 the rule will require power plants in 28 states including Texas to cut smog- and soot-forming emissions that cross state lines.
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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.