Texas Power Grid Operator Urges Residents to Conserve Energy Amid Blistering Heat Wave

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During a recent heat wave in Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) asked its customers to voluntarily reduce their energy consumption.

According to the corporation, ERCOT handles electric power for over 26 million Texans, or around 90% of the state’s electric load.

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There has been a continuous heat wave that has left Texas, Arizona, California, and Las Vegas scorching in the sun.

The southwest of the United States experienced temperatures in the 100s.

“ERCOT has issued a Weather Watch for July 16 – 18 due to forecasted higher temperatures, anticipated higher electrical demand, & the potential for lower reserves,” the power grid operator said on Friday.

ERCOT’s weather watch includes ‘energy-saving’ tips:

  • Raise your thermostat by a degree or two, if safe to do so. During the winter – Lower your thermostat by a degree or two, if safe to do so.
  • Avoid using large appliances (i.e., washer/dryer etc.).
  • Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.
  • Set pool pumps to run early morning or overnight; shut off during peak hours.
  • Commercial Business: Turn off any lights and office equipment (or place in sleep mode) when space not in use.
  • Commercial Business: Turn off air-conditioning/heating outside of business hours.

How are millions of Americans going to charge their government-mandated electric automobiles in the future when the electricity networks can barely keep up with summer heat waves?