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.
The operator of the main Texas electric power grid says it expects a slim margin this summer between demand and capacity for generating 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.
Senate members are worried that the state drought could lead to brownouts and keep major firms from expanding statewide because of power fears.
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.
Winter is just beginning, but the state is already warning about a big problem Texans potentially face next summer: rolling blackouts.
The electric grid operator is asking businesses and residential consumers to conserve energy.
Rolling blackouts are a possibility if power usage continues to increase.
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.
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.
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.
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.