So much for educated guesses.
Earlier this month Texas’ grid operator, ERCOT, said it expected this summer’s peak electricity usage to be 63,898 megawatts, nearly 2,000 MW less than last summer’s record-breaking peak of 65,776 MW set on Aug. 23.
These seasonal peak estimates are based in large part on economic forecasts, so it might appear that ERCOT was saying the outlook for Texas’ economy wouldn’t be quite as robust this summer as last.
This month’s record-breaking heat seems to be foiling that peak power use prediction, however.
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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.