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Power line towers. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Texas Power Grid Reaches Deal For Backup Units

The manager of the electricity grid in Texas says four inactive natural gas units will be brought online for emergency use through October as the state battles extreme heat and drought.

08/16/2011

Fans enter Rangers Ballpark in Arlington before Game 4 of the ALDS between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers on October 10, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ballpark & Cowboys Stadium Asked To Conserve Energy

The Rangers and Cowboys say they’re doing their part to conserve energy. At the Ballpark, one of four chilling towers used to cool offices, restaurants and other enclosed areas has been shut down since Wednesday.

08/05/2011

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

Office Building Owners Pushing Energy Conservation

The record setting heat wave continues to zap the power supply in North Texas. Homes and businesses in the area are being asked to conserve electricity, and many building owners are making sure they are doing their part.

08/05/2011

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

Rolling Power Outage Emergency Lifted

Rolling power outages may begin in Texas homes as the state’s electrical grid is again being pushed to the brink by triple-degree heat.

08/04/2011

A thermometer shows temperature at over 100 degrees. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Officials: Electricity Conservation Can Prevent Rolling Blackouts

The state’s electric grid operator is trying to prevent rolling blackouts this week, but they say it’s up to consumers to make it happen.

08/03/2011

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

Texas Electric Grid Eyes 3rd Day Of Record Demand

On the hottest day in more than a decade, the agency that manages the state’s power grid appealed to residents and businesses to conserve electricity by beginning the first stages of an energy emergency.

08/02/2011

Power line towers. (credit: Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

ERCOT Warns North Texans To Conserve Energy

The manager of the Texas electrical grid is appealing for users to cut back on their electricity usage for the rest of the afternoon.

08/01/2011

The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

Texans Being Asked To Reduce Electricity Use Today

It’s so hot in North Texas that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking folks to cut back on power usage this afternoon.

07/14/2011

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

No Market Manipulation During February Outages

Energy markets were not manipulated during rolling electrical outages and the failure of dozens of power plants in early February.

04/29/2011

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Senate To Investigate Rolling Blackouts

Two Senate committees will hold joint hearings into why power plants shut down unexpectedly earlier this month.

02/15/2011

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

DFW Hospital Council Wants Answers About Blackouts

With more winter weather and freezing temperatures in the forecast this week, the organization representing 75 hospitals in North Texas wants some answers about last weeks rolling blackouts.

KRLD–02/07/2011

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

U.S. Rep. Says “Engineering Stupidity” Caused Blackouts

One North Texas Congressman blames the construction of the state’s newer power plants for the recent Texas-wide power emergency.

CBSDFW.COM–02/03/2011

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