AUSTIN (AP) — The operators of the electric that keeps most of Texas energized say they expect another record-breaking summer for electric power demand.

Nevertheless, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said in a statement Monday that it expects to have sufficient generating capacity to meet that record demand.

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ERCOT forecasts a summer peak load of 72,756 megawatts based on normal weather. That’s more than 1,600 megawatts above the last peak demand record set in August 2016.

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ERCOT says it now has 11 percent reserve generating capacity.


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