Nov. 6 — At the crux of the issue is defining ownership rights around battery storage, which can act both as generation and load on the power grid.
T&D utilities that operate within ERCOT cannot own generation assets under PURA, but companies like Tesla and Oncor argued AEP’s approach in its storage application complied under statutory provisions regarding grid reliability.
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.