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ERCOT lifts conservation appeal following possible emergency conditions

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 22:16:23-04

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued an alert Tuesday afternoon saying it may enter emergency conditions due to a combination of outages and demand.

“Due to a combination of high generation outages typical in April and higher-than-forecasted demand from a stalled cold front over Texas, ERCOT may enter into emergency conditions this afternoon,” said ERCOT Vice President of Grid Planning and Operations Woody Rickerson. “Given the event in February, it is important to note that we do not expect customer outages. Rather, this emergency declaration allows us to access tools that will bring supply and demand back into line.”

ERCOT asked consumers and businesses to reduce their energy use this afternoon and into the evening. The council says customer outages are not expected.

Several hours later, ERCOT issued a notice ending the conservation appeal.

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