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Electric Reliability Council of Texas

The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

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

An electric pylon towers into the cloudy afternoon sky. (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

ERCOT Held To The Fire By State Senate

Texas State Senators got the chance to give power providers an earful on this months rolling blackouts and the events that let to them in a committee meeting Tuesday morning.

02/15/2011

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ERCOT Study: Deregulation Didn’t Work

Delia Villareal of Arlington cooks three meals a day for herself and her husband, so she’s not happy to hear about a new study finding Texas residents have paid nearly $11.5 billion dollars more than they should have for electricity since deregulation in 2002.

02/14/2011

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Conservation Requested As Outage Investigation Starts

ERCOT is once again asking for you to conserve power as the weather turns cold again across most of the state.

02/08/2011

Incandescent light bulb is illuminated next to electricity pylons. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

ERCOT Defends Handling Of Power Emergency

The power emergency is over for the time being, but ERCOT officials still say conservation is the name of the game while the temperatures are still colder than normal.

02/03/2011

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