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ERCOT Cancels Conservation Alert For North Texas

The operator of the electric grid that lights most of Texas has discontinued a prior alert asking customers to use less electricity.

02/07/2014

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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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Strong Winds Cut Power In North Texas

Strong winds downed some power lines and cut electricity to parts of North Texas. Oncor reported more than 2,000 homes and businesses without electricity, mainly in Dallas.

01/27/2014

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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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North Texas Energy Alerts All Discontinued

The extremely cold weather on Tuesday morning had North Texans cranking up their heat for the second day in a row, and the area hit a new high for power usage.

01/07/2014

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ERCOT Still Urging Energy Conservation

Many folks across Texas are probably tempted to crank up the heat on Tuesday morning. But the demand for electricity could mean power problems throughout the state.

01/07/2014

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North Texas Cold Snap Nearly Prompts Rolling Power Outages

The low temperatures in North Texas created a high demand for electricity

CBS 11–01/06/2014

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ERCOT Urges Texans To Conserve Electricity

Though rolling blackouts are not expected, freezing temperatures across much of Texas have led officials to issue an “Energy Emergency Alert” to protect the grid.

01/06/2014

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Power Mostly Restored After DFW Ice Storm

Oncor on Tuesday reported that power restoration is essentially complete in the Dallas area. Crews continue working in the Paris area, where scattered outages continue.

12/10/2013

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Power Nearly Restored To All In DFW

Utility company Oncor expects nearly all of the power across the Metroplex to be restored by the end of Monday. Roughly 14,000 outages remain across the Dallas area.

12/09/2013

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More Than 161,000 North Texans Remain Without Power

A lot of North Texans were still without electricity Friday night. And that means no heat for residents as temperatures continue getting colder.

CBSDFW.COM–12/06/2013

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Wendy Davis Joins PUC Bashing Over Market Vote

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is joining bipartisan opposition against a possible restructuring of the Texas electricity market.

12/05/2013

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