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BTU's rolling outages temporarily suspended

Bryan Texas Utilities
Posted at 11:40 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 09:03:00-05

BRAZOS VALLEY, TX — UPDATE: BTU Energy is still encouraging customers to reduce as much energy as possible Friday morning.

ORIGINAL: On Feb 18, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) notified BTU they can temporarily suspend rolling outages due to favorable grid conditions.

However, ERCOT wants to remind State residents they are still under Energy Emergency Alert 3, the same level since Monday. Thus, BTU customers should expect additional outages, until temperatures moderate and more power plants in ERCOT become operational. On that same note, BTU shares their energy generation remains fully operational, and their field personnel remains fully staffed.

Regardless, BTU is still strongly encouraging everyone to keep using as little energy as possible during this time, in order to reduce demand on the power grid.

If any customers are without power while the outages are suspended, it is likely a weather-related outage and they are asked to call (979)-822-3777. According to their news release, BTU crews are ready to respond 24 hours a day.

To stay updated on BTU's progress, local customers are encouraged to visit their website, Twitter, and Facebook page for more details.