The operator of the electric grid for most of the state of Texas initiated a series of rolling blackouts in South Texas after problems arose in the area’s transmission network.
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 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.
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.
The manager of the Texas electrical grid has declared an emergency and asked Texans to cut their energy consumption.
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.
ERCOT is once again asking for you to conserve power as the weather turns cold again across most of the state.
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.