Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Texans set a power-use record for June for the second straight day during early season triple-digit heat Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the second day in a row, the state’s energy demand sailed past the previous record for weekend use Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.