ERCOT asking Texans to conserve power today

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Posted at 6:34 AM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 07:41:49-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is warning customers to conserve energy this afternoon.

Under an official Conservation Appeal, ERCOT is asking Texans and Texas businesses to conserve energy from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

However, at this time, no system-wide outages are expected to occur.

ERCOT has since re-affirmed that this potential reserve capacity shortage is applicable to only said time range.

Officials are accrediting record-high heat for this high electric demand.

These conservation notifications are typically issued when projected reserves are believed to fall below 2300 MW for 30 minutes or more, ERCOT said.