CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
STORMS IN NORTH TEXAS: | Radar | Current Conditions & Details | Storm Team Blog
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity Pinch

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

95790575 ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchOne Husband's No Sex Spreadsheet

 alt=Win $1000!

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

AUSTIN (AP) - The operator of the main Texas electric power grid says it expects a slim margin this summer between demand and capacity for generating electricity.

In its annual preliminary summer assessment released Thursday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas says efforts are already under way to enhance voluntary reductions in power demand during peak hours this coming summer.

In a statement, ERCOT Vice President Kent Saathoff said above-normal temperatures are expected this summer, although not as extreme as last summer’s. If those expectations are borne out, he says ERCOT expects to be able to meet peak demand for electric power unless there are an unusual number of generation outages.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out:

View Comments