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State Electric Grid Operator: 4 New Plants Will Ease Demand

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says the launch this summer of new generating plants will ease high demand in the coming months that could require conservation measures.

03/05/2014

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ERCOT: Peak-Hour Energy Demand Rising More Slowly

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says demand for electric power isn’t growing as fast as previously thought – even during the hottest summer hours.

02/28/2014

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Texans Asked To Conserve Electricity During Extreme Cold

Today the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking electric consumers to reduce electric consumption from 5 p.m. today through Noon on Friday, February 7.

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2014

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Power Demand In Texas Reaches New Winter Record

The operator of the electricity transmission grid for most of Texas says this week’s freezing temperatures have pushed demand for power in the state to a new winter record.

01/07/2014

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ERCOT: Megawatt Usage Could Be Near Capacity This Week

As temperatures continue to rise across the metroplex this week, there has also been a rise in North Texas energy use. According to ERCOT, Monday was a 2013 landmark for statewide energy use.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

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Texas’ Electricity Projections Improve, But Still Low

The agency that oversees most of the Texas power grid says future power projections have improved but the state could still struggle with peak demand — possibly even next summer.

12/10/2012

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ERCOT: No Winter Concerns, Spring Heat Could Mean Trouble

There are some words of concern from officials at ERCOT. While the state has adequate resources to survive a cold winter and a hot spring, the long-term outlook is a bit different.

CBSDFW.COM–11/02/2012

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Official: Texas Electric Supply Will Be Tight

The Texas power grid barely has enough electricity to meet demand this summer, and an unexpected drop in generation or spike in demand could lead to rolling blackouts, the president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas testified Tuesday.

07/10/2012

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Texas Approves Doubling Wholesale Electricity Rates

The Texas Public Utility Commission voted Thursday to raise the wholesale electricity price cap by 50 percent this summer in a move it hopes will spur construction of new power plants.

06/28/2012

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Texas May Increase Wholesale Electricity Rates

The Texas Public Utility Commission is considering raising the price cap on wholesale electricity rates by 50 percent this summer in hopes it will spur construction of new power plants.

06/28/2012

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ERCOT: Second Straight Day Of Record-Setting Energy Demand

Texans set a power-use record for June for the second straight day during early season triple-digit heat Tuesday.

06/26/2012

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ERCOT Announces Record Use For June Day

As it stands, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is performing under normal conditions and no emergency electricity alerts have been issued, but persistent hot weather could change that.

06/25/2012

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