ERCOT Urges Texans to Conserve Energy Again on Tuesday Morning Amidst Winter Peak Demand

ERCOT issues a Conservation Appeal for Tuesday morning as Texas faces high winter demand. Despite breaking records, the power grid operator advises conservation from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.


Texans are once again urged to conserve energy as ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) issues a Conservation Appeal for Tuesday morning. Facing an all-time winter peak demand record of 75,559 MW on Monday, the power grid operator emphasizes the need for conservation from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Although demand broke records, ERCOT assures that supply remains sufficient. Dr. Joshua Rhodes, a power grid expert at the University of Texas, notes the ongoing effort to balance supply and demand in freezing weather. While initial projections indicated a potential strain on capacity Tuesday morning, adjustments have been made, and the situation is closely monitored.

The forecast highlights 8 a.m. as a critical time due to increased demand during the early morning hours. With freezing weather across the state, ERCOT encourages conservation efforts, considering the typical rise in energy usage during this period. Factors such as school closures and remote work may help alleviate demand pressure, contributing to a more balanced energy landscape.


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