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ERCOT: Megawatt Usage Could Be Near Capacity This Week

As temperatures continue to rise across the metroplex this week, there has also been a rise in North Texas energy use. According to ERCOT, Monday was a 2013 landmark for statewide energy use.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

The Union Pacific Davidson Rail Yard in Fort Worth. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Runaway Heat At North Texas Rail Yard

The best view of Union Pacific’s massive Davidson Yard is from the Hulen Street Bridge. From five stories above you can see the size and scope of the operation. It is the second largest train yard in Texas.

CBS 11–08/21/2012

Hot And Dry Weekend Ahead

ISOLATED EVENING STORMS… THEN VERY HOT AND DRY FOR THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK… A few isolated storms have popped up along the Red River this afternoon.  They are very isolated and likely will stay […]

07/27/2012

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

High Rise Manager Discusses Monitoring Energy Use

Those who live in homes can dial their thermostats back, but what about major office buildings and high-rises? How do they keep tenants comfortable while minimizing power use?

06/27/2012

At I-30 & Eastchase. 3:23pm  Photo by Payton Scarth

Scorching Summer Here Already: DFW Airport Hits 106º

Tuesday marks the hottest day of the year so far and the earliest DFW Airport hit 106º since the dreaded, scorched days of 1980.

06/26/2012

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A Look At The Difference Of 1 Degree

The difference between a 99° or 100° day can be measured in records, tolerance or sweat. But the question has come up: How do meteorologists decide when it’s this close to go with 99° or 100°? Jeff Jamison explains.

06/11/2012

People walk as the early morning sun rises in the east. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Texas Loses Hottest Summer Title

After recalculating data from last year, the nation’s climatologists are declaring that Oklahoma suffered through the hottest summer ever recorded in the U.S. last year — not Texas as initially announced last fall.

06/02/2012

A Southern Wind And A Warm Sunday To Come

A chilly day Saturday, as highs only reached about 50 degrees by afternoon. That won’t be the case Sunday.

01/21/2012

A pedestrian bundles up in the cold weather (credit: AP Photo)

Winter Weather Special: Be Mindful Of Wind Chill

Some years we don’t see ice or snow in North Texas. But every winter we always feel the cold and wind. The wind chill, the dangerous combination of freezing temperatures and gusty wind, is something we must be concerned about.

01/07/2012

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

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

Air Conditioning Units

AC Companies Keeping Busy With High Low Temperatures

The sizzling temperatures are keeping many North Texans inside, and air conditioning companies busy. But it’s not just the 100+ degree daytime temperatures that are causing the need for repairs.

07/27/2011

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