Thursday, April 18, 2024

ERCOT calls for electricity conservation amid near-record demand

ERCOT, Texas’ power grid operator, issued a Conservation Appeal on Thursday because “tight grid conditions” are expected this afternoon into the evening.

ERCOT is asking all Texans to safely conserve their electricity use from 3-10 p.m. Thursday “due to extreme temperatures, continued near-record demand and forecasted low wind-power generation,” it said in a social media post.

According to the Public Utility Commission, ways to reduce electricity use during peak times include turning up your thermostat a degree or two and postponing running major appliances or pool pumps during the requested timeframe.

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Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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