Before Winter Storm Uri, few people knew about or had heard of ERCOT. But since then, and especially this summer, hardly a day goes by without press in state, national and international media reporting about how ERCOT continues to navigate the precarious balance between supply and demand.

Recently on The Austin KOOPerative Hour, John Hoffner and I had the pleasure to chat with Beth Garza, former congestion analysis manager at ERCOT and renowned industry leader in electricity market design and oversight activities. Her ability to convey the most complicated nuances of electricity markets and market analysis was, in a word, captivating.