Ground has been broken for a 758-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power plant to serve Central Texas.
Some 600,000 households and businesses are without power because of then Hurricane, now Tropical Storm Isaac. To help those in need North Texas Oncor crews are stepping up to assist folks in Louisiana.
A transformer fire in Dallas has left thousands without electricity. The fire broke out before 9:00 a.m. at an Oncor transformer just off Central Expressway, near Royal Lane.
Utility officials said that about 15,000 homes and businesses in North Texas are still without electricity after a series of overnight storms.
Yesterday the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that electricity demand had set a new July record. Today the electric grid operator for most of the state is recommending conservation.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced Tuesday that the demand on its power grid peaked at 65,790 megawatts (MW) setting a new July record.
Texas leaders and energy experts will meet at the Irving Energy Summit to discuss the state’s developing natural resources and the current electricity infrastructure.
The Texas power grid barely has enough electricity to meet demand this summer, and an unexpected drop in generation or spike in demand could lead to rolling blackouts, the president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas testified Tuesday.
People often gripe when they get high electric bills, but an Abilene woman’s bill was nearly $1.4 million. She called her provider and quickly learned that the bill was an error.
With temperatures reaching into the triple-digits for the second day on Monday, the demand for electricity is expected to be overwhelming. But ERCOT is keeping an eye on the grid.
ERCOT has released a free app that provides updates on the status of the state’s electric grid and tips on how to conserve power when conservation efforts are needed most.
Storms in Texas have left nearly 20,000 homes and businesses without electricity. Oncor on Thursday reported more than 16,000 customers losing power as crews work to restore service.