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North Texans Find Creative Ways To Reduce Energy Consumption

On Monday, CBS 11 News found a number of parents who found creative ways to reduce their electricity consumption. Most simply took advantage of someone else’s electricity .


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ERCOT Announces Record Use For June Day

As it stands, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is performing under normal conditions and no emergency electricity alerts have been issued, but persistent hot weather could change that.


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ERCOT Keeping Watch On Electricity Demand

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.


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New App Monitors Status Of State’s Electric 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.


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ERCOT Warns Of Energy Emergencies After This Summer

ERCOT says the state should have enough power to get through this summer without rolling blackouts, but reserves could be running below target levels by 2014 and tapped out completely by 2022.


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ERCOT Already Expecting Summer Electricity Pinch

The operator of the main Texas electric power grid says it expects a slim margin this summer between demand and capacity for generating electricity.


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Texas Power Plants Not Generating Enough Electricity

Is it time for Texas to abandon its power grid system? That’s one option being tossed around in Austin, at a State Affairs Committee hearing.


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Texas Senate Mulls Drought Impact On Power Supply

Senate members are worried that the state drought could lead to brownouts and keep major firms from expanding statewide because of power fears.


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Texas Electric Grid Faces Uncertainty in 2012

Will the lights stay on in 2012? Texas electricity experts cannot say for certain. The state’s electric grid operators are coming off of a tumultuous year, one they are not eager to repeat.


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Texas Power Outages Looming Next Summer

Winter is just beginning, but the state is already warning about a big problem Texans potentially face next summer: rolling blackouts.


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No Emergency Today, But Texas Power Supplies Still Tight

The electric grid operator is asking businesses and residential consumers to conserve energy.


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Texas Power Grid In State Of Emergency

Rolling blackouts are a possibility if power usage continues to increase.