The hits keep coming in Texas as the Lone Star State on Thursday set yet another power demand record for the week, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
For the third time since Monday, Power use in ERCOT broke a record by exceeding 71,000 MW in systemwide hourly peak demand. ERCOT’s demand reached 71,043 MW between 3 and 4 p.m. CDT Thursday and then topped out at 71,197 MW between 4 and 5 p.m. This exceeded Wednesday’s peak record by 625 MW.
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.