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The sunrise appears through high-voltage power lines. (credit: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

ERCOT Says Conservation Needed Through Thursday’s Peak

ERCOT 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.

08/13/2015

Wall bushings with Corona Rings draw electricity to and from the transformers into valves. (credit: Greg Wahl-Stephens/Getty Images)

Texans Break Record For Hourly Electricity Demand

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.

CBSDFW.COM–08/10/2015

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ERCOT Peak Demand Sets New Record Wednesday

The previous all-time record was set more than four years ago on Aug. 3, 2011.

08/05/2015

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ERCOT Reports Record Week In Electricity Demand

Dry, hot weather and a stronger economy and has led to a record setting week in electricity demand according to The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

07/31/2015

The sunrise appears through high-voltage power lines. (credit: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

ERCOT Asks For Electricity Conservation During Peak Hours

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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2015

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Electric Grid Operator For Texas Expects Sufficient Supplies

The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply for spring and summer.

03/02/2015

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

ERCOT Says EPA Rule Would Be Costly

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.

11/18/2014

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ERCOT Says EPA Rule To Slash Carbon Emissions Would Be Costly

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.

11/17/2014

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

ERCOT Conducts Rolling Blackouts In South Texas

The operator of the electric grid for most of the state of Texas initiated a series of rolling blackouts in South Texas after problems arose in the area’s transmission network.

10/08/2014

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ERCOT: Ample Electric Capacity For Fall, Winter

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.

09/02/2014

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ERCOT Says Summer Electric Needs Will Be Met

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas said that six new generating units going online by August should help meet the state’s power needs this summer.

05/01/2014

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Cold Snap Knocked State Generators Offline

January’s polar vortex knocked several important coal-fired electricity plants in Texas offline. Frozen instruments were the most-cited problem for why the plants shut down.

03/12/2014

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