Texas is parched. This summer large sections of the US state are experiencing record temperatures and extreme drought. And, as everyone turns up their air conditioning, electricity demand has soared. In Texas the electricity grid has already come close to collapse, with brownouts – drops in voltage – a very real possibility if the heatwave continues.
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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.