May 31 — Heading into the hottest months of the year, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. sees a generation shortfall in Texas, in part due to 5 GW of retirements in the last year, while California faces a limit on natural gas output due to continued constraints at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. NERC issued its “2018 Summer Reliability Assessment” on Wednesday.
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.