The Electric Reliability Council of Texas tweeted at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday asking consumers and organizations to decrease their power usage into the evening.

Switch off any unnecessary lights and equipment.Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees.Set programmable thermostats to higher temperature levels when nobody is home.Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler.Limit usage of big devices (i.e., dishwashing machine, washer, clothes dryer, etc.). If you cook inside your home, utilize a microwave or sluggish cooker.Close blinds and drapes throughout late afternoon.Schedule swimming pool pumps to run in the morning or overnight hours.

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ERCOT is asking for energy preservation at this time. Businesses and consumers are prompted to reduce their electrical energy usage this afternoon and into the evening.– ERCOT (@ERCOT_ISO) April 13, 2021

Today, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that supervises the electrical grid in Texas, is asking all Texans to restrict and reduce their electric use where possible.— Oncor (@oncor) April 13, 2021

The governing body that manages the states power grid is getting in touch with Texans to save energy Tuesday afternoon and night as need nears the available supply.

High temperatures across much of North Texas Tuesday afternoon remained in the upper 70s and low 80s.

” Due to a mix of high generation failures common in April and higher-than-forecasted demand from a stalled cold front over Texas, ERCOT may enter into emergency situation conditions this afternoon,” ERCOT Vice President of Grid Planning and Operations Woody Rickerson stated in a declaration. “Given the event in February, it is essential to keep in mind that we do not anticipate consumer failures. Rather, this emergency situation declaration permits us to access tools that will bring supply and need back into line.”

ERCOT recommended the following steps to assist conserve energy.