High temperature levels across much of North Texas Tuesday afternoon were in the upper 70s and low 80s.
ERCOT is requesting energy conservation at this time. Our energy conservation appeal has actually ended without the requirement for an energy emergency situation. Thank you for saving energy when it was required.
The governing body that manages the states power grid gotten in touch with Texans to conserve energy Tuesday afternoon and evening as need rose close to the offered supply.
ERCOT is requesting energy conservation at this time. Consumers and services are urged to reduce their electricity usage this afternoon and into the night.– ERCOT (@ERCOT_ISO) April 13, 2021
ERCOT suggested the list below steps to assist save energy.
The governing body that handles the states power grid is calling on Texans to conserve energy Tuesday afternoon and night as need nears the offered supply.
” Due to a combination of high generation interruptions common in April and higher-than-forecasted demand from a stalled cold front over Texas, ERCOT might 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 note that we do not anticipate client blackouts. Rather, this emergency situation declaration enables us to gain access to tools that will bring supply and demand back into line.”
Today, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that manages the electrical grid in Texas, is asking all Texans to limit and reduce their electrical use where possible. pic.twitter.com/sk7elTIVc7— Oncor (@oncor) April 13, 2021
Our energy conservation appeal has ended without the requirement for an energy emergency situation. When it was required, thank you for saving energy.– ERCOT (@ERCOT_ISO) April 14, 2021
Turn off any unneeded lights and equipment.Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees.Set programmable thermostats to greater temperature levels when nobody is home.Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler.Limit usage of big appliances (i.e., dishwasher, washer, clothes dryer, etc.). Use a microwave or slow cooker.Close blinds and drapes throughout late afternoon.Schedule pool pumps to run in the early morning or overnight hours if you cook inside.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas tweeted at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday asking customers and services to minimize their power usage into the night.
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ERCOT issued a follow-up declaration prior to 9 p.m. Tuesday, stating the call for conservation had ended and there was never ever a need to enter an “energy emergency situation” circumstance.