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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.

05/22/2012

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

Texas Heat Eases, Lessening The Load On Power Grid

The threat of rolling blackouts and constant strain on Texas’ electric grid may soon be a sweaty memory as the state’s vicious heat wave appears to be letting up.

09/04/2011

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

ERCOT Concerned About Electric Usage As Schools Begin Year

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is a little worried about what’s going to happen on the first day of school across the state.

08/20/2011

An electric pylon towers into the cloudy afternoon sky. (credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

ERCOT Electric Grid Manager Urges Conservation

The manager of the Texas electrical grid has declared an emergency and asked Texans to cut their energy consumption.

06/27/2011

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

ERCOT Held To The Fire By State Senate

Texas State Senators got the chance to give power providers an earful on this months rolling blackouts and the events that let to them in a committee meeting Tuesday morning.

02/15/2011

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Conservation Requested As Outage Investigation Starts

ERCOT is once again asking for you to conserve power as the weather turns cold again across most of the state.

02/08/2011

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

ERCOT Defends Handling Of Power Emergency

The power emergency is over for the time being, but ERCOT officials still say conservation is the name of the game while the temperatures are still colder than normal.

02/03/2011