Hot Texas Weather Puts Heavy Strain On Electric GridFriday is expected to be the hottest day of the summer so far across the DFW area. Many people will want to crank the air conditioning, but that can put a heavy strain on the electric grid.
After The Turkey & Shopping, Texas Sets New Wind Power RecordThe state of Texas set a new record for wind power generation over the weekend. According to ERCOT, on Sunday afternoon wind farms were providing about 15,000 megawatts of electricity to Texans.
ERCOT Expects Sufficient Electrical Supplies This FallThe grid operator for Texas said that electric users should have sufficient supply for demands this fall and even into the winter. ERCOT on Thursday announced its predictions and the preliminary outlook through February.
Despite Excessive Heat, No Orders From ERCOT To ConserveThe string of summer days languishing in the triple digits has impacted our power supply.
Texas Sets Another Record For Electricity UseThis is the sixth time this week that ERCOT has reached record levels of energy demand.
ERCOT Breaks Hourly Peak Electricity Demand RecordFor two consecutive hours Wednesday, ERCOT systemwide demand surpassed the previous record set Monday.
ERCOT's Peak Electricity Demand Tops 70,000 MegawattsManagers of the state's biggest electrical grid said that peak electricity demand topped 70,000 megawatts for the first time on Monday, shattering a record set in August of last year.
ERCOT Expects Plenty Of Electricity For SummerThe grid operator for Texas said that electric users should have sufficient supply into the summer. ERCOT announced its summer prediction for energy supplies on Tuesday.
Less Texas Coal Shut Down Under Revised Clean Power PlanThe electric distribution grid operator for most of Texas says that a federal mandate to slash carbon emissions nationwide would shut down far fewer coal-fired plants than originally estimated.
North Texas Finding New Places To Generate PowerFor 40 years, the Tarrant Regional Water District just focused on getting water to the region. Now that water, is helping quench our thirst for power.
ERCOT Says Texas Power Supply OK For Fall, WinterThe grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the winter.
ERCOT Says Conservation Needed Through Thursday's PeakERCOT announces an Energy Emergency Alert and is asking consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours.