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Grid operator calls for conservation as Valley prepares for freezing conditions

The “polar express” has pulled into the station, maybe a little ahead of schedule and more assertively than meteorologists had predicted last week.

Too close for comfort: Texas came close to rolling blackouts on Wednesday

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Wednesday came closer than it’s been all summer to imposing rolling blackouts for electricity customers in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere across the state.

ERCOT calls for energy conservation with Texas projected to break power demand records

DALLAS — Texas’ electrical grid operator ERCOT is asking residents and businesses to cut back on energy usage Thursday as the state faces record power demand with extremely high temperatures.

ERCOT issues conservation notice: Measure is in response to extreme heat

In the face of an unrelenting heat wave afflicting South Texas and much of the rest of the state, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas has begun asking state residents to voluntarily reduce their electricity due to the extreme temperatures and anticipated record demand.

ERCOT independent monitor says Texas shouldn’t meddle with power market

AUSTIN — The independent authority for Texas’ power grid operator ERCOT has a novel idea for how state officials should tackle restructuring Texas’ electricity market in the wake of 2021′s deadly winter storm: do nothing.

ERCOT monitoring cold weather forecast to push through Texas

As a series of cold fronts are expected to pass through Texas, ERCOT officials report they are closely monitoring the weather forecast and models.

ERCOT says grid still vulnerable: But can handle ‘typical’ winter conditions

The state has enough generating capacity to handle anticipated system-wide peak demand this winter assuming “typical winter grid conditions,” according to a Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report released by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Nov. 29.

ERCOT urges residents to conserve energy Wednesday

ERCOT is again calling for Texans to conserve energy Wednesday afternoon because of an ongoing heatwave.

ERCOT issues conservation alert for afternoon

Record power demand with the extreme high temperatures across the state has led the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to issue an appeal to reduce power use between 2 and 8 p.m. today.

ERCOT says power shortage possible Monday, seeks conservation

The state’s power regulator warned late Sunday night of a “reserve capacity shortage” on Monday afternoon that could lead to some outages, and asked the public for conservation.