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.READ MORE: Strained By Staffing Deficiencies, Dallas Animal Services To Temporarily Close On Thursdays
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.READ MORE: Driver Fatally Shoots Houston-Area Deputy Before Fleeing
ERCOT says it now has 11 percent reserve generating capacity.
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