Electric Reliability Council of Texas

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ERCOT Says Conservation Needed Through Thursday’s Peak

ERCOT announces an Energy Emergency Alert and is asking consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours.

08/13/2015

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Texans Break Record For Hourly Electricity Demand

Monday was a record breaker for Texas electricity use! Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) say hourly demand broke the 69,000 megawatts (MW) threshold for the first time in the grid operators history.

CBSDFW.COM–08/10/2015

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ERCOT Reports Record Week In Electricity Demand

Dry, hot weather and a stronger economy and has led to a record setting week in electricity demand according to The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

07/31/2015

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ERCOT Asks For Electricity Conservation During Peak Hours

Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the electric grid operator for most of the state, is asking consumers to reduce their electric use today.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2015

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ERCOT Conducts Rolling Blackouts In South Texas

The operator of the electric grid for most of the state of Texas initiated a series of rolling blackouts in South Texas after problems arose in the area’s transmission network.

10/08/2014

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ERCOT: Ample Electric Capacity For Fall, Winter

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter.

09/02/2014

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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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