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ERCOT Warns Of Energy Emergencies After This Summer

ERCOT says the state should have enough power to get through this summer without rolling blackouts, but reserves could be running below target levels by 2014 and tapped out completely by 2022.

05/22/2012

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Texas Power Plants Not Generating Enough Electricity

Is it time for Texas to abandon its power grid system? That’s one option being tossed around in Austin, at a State Affairs Committee hearing.

02/09/2012

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Texas Marks 10 Years Since Electric Deregulation

This week marks the tenth anniversary of electric deregulation in Texas, but the state won’t be getting a congratulatory note from one watchdog group any time soon.

01/25/2012

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Texas Electric Grid Faces Uncertainty in 2012

Will the lights stay on in 2012? Texas electricity experts cannot say for certain. The state’s electric grid operators are coming off of a tumultuous year, one they are not eager to repeat.

12/23/2011

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Texas Heat Eases, Lessening The Load On Power Grid

The threat of rolling blackouts and constant strain on Texas’ electric grid may soon be a sweaty memory as the state’s vicious heat wave appears to be letting up.

09/04/2011

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Sunday’s Weekend Energy Use Breaks Record For Second Day In A Row

For the second day in a row, the state’s energy demand sailed past the previous record for weekend use Sunday afternoon.

08/28/2011

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ERCOT Concerned About Electric Usage As Schools Begin Year

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is a little worried about what’s going to happen on the first day of school across the state.

08/20/2011

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Texas Power Grid Reaches Deal For Backup Units

The manager of the electricity grid in Texas says four inactive natural gas units will be brought online for emergency use through October as the state battles extreme heat and drought.

08/16/2011

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Rolling Power Outage Emergency Lifted

Rolling power outages may begin in Texas homes as the state’s electrical grid is again being pushed to the brink by triple-degree heat.

08/04/2011

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Electricity Demand Reaches Another Record

Power demand in Texas hit another record level Wednesday and flirted with knocking industrial plants offline as drought-stricken cities statewide endured another afternoon of temperatures that soared past 100 degrees.

08/03/2011

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Texans Being Asked To Reduce Electricity Use Today

It’s so hot in North Texas that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking folks to cut back on power usage this afternoon.

07/14/2011

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ERCOT Electric Grid Manager Urges Conservation

The manager of the Texas electrical grid has declared an emergency and asked Texans to cut their energy consumption.

06/27/2011

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