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BTU announces Energy Emergency Alert reduced to Level 1

Bryan Texas Utilities
Posted at 11:01 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 12:14:05-05

BRAZOS VALLEY, TX — On Feb 19, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), announced, they have reduced to Energy Emergency Alert to a Level 1. Previously, the electric grid operator placed the State on a Level 3.

So what does this mean for Brazos Valley?

At this moment, the requirement for rotating outages has currently ended. However, customers are still being encouraged to reduce their energy usage, as gird conditions slowly return to normal operating levels.

In their news release, BTU shared the following energy conserving tips for their customers:

  • Turning down thermostats as low as comfortably possible (68 degrees or lower).
  • Turning off and unplugging non-essential lights and appliances.
  • Avoiding using large appliances, especially during the peak hours of 6-9 a.m. and 4-8 p.m.
  • Businesses should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible.
  • Large customers should shut down or reduce non-essential electrical production processes.

At this time, Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) is reporting no power outages within their territory.

If you experience an outage, customers are advised to first check the breaker panel in your home or business. If the power is still off, you can visit BTU's outage map HERE.

For additional help, please contact BTU at 979-821-5700 or, if after regular business hours, call 979-822-3777.