Nov. 22 — Are utilities trying to avoid large spikes in demand? Not really. Energy demand on holidays is lower than your typical day. Your bill might be higher, but across the United States, businesses with large power demand from retail shops to industrial manufacturers are closed.
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.