CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

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

dl image ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchClick To Win A Disney World Vacation

483935699 ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchKISS' Paul Stanley Calls Rock Hall A "Sham"

grand in your hand11 ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchWin A Grand In Your Hand

155742164 ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity PinchPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileStars Ice Girls

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)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