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.
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.
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.
The manager of the Texas electrical grid is appealing for users to cut back on their electricity usage for the rest of the afternoon.
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.
Energy markets were not manipulated during rolling electrical outages and the failure of dozens of power plants in early February.