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.
About 100 people are without power on this triple-digit heat day in northwest Dallas.
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.
Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this year, a milestone that has been in the making for years.
A city in central Texas will be among the first in the U.S. to get its electricity exclusively from solar and wind energy.
The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas said that a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions would challenge power reliability and raise consumer costs.
The electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas says a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide is infeasible for Texas because it would jeopardize power reliability in Texas and raise costs for consumers.
Power has been restored to a North Texas county courthouse where an electrical outage forced closure for a day. The Collin County Courthouse in McKinney is scheduled to reopen Wednesday.
According to county officials all trials and hearings at the Collin County Courthouse have been canceled for the day.
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.
A Preston Hollow couple is threatening to sue Oncor after intruders broke into their fenced backyard and cut the limbs off their trees.
Besides rain and floods there’s another element to severe weather that’s proving to be costly — lightning. In Frisco, a lightning strike is being blamed for sparking a blaze that required four fire engines and a ladder truck to extinguish.