ERCOT asks Texans to conserve energy throughout week

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued an energy conservation request on June 14 that lasts for the entire workweek, through June 18.

“A significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions,” ERCOT said.

Typically, there’s about 3,600 megawatts of thermal generation outages on hot summer days, ERCOT said. But generator owners have reported approximately 11,000 MW of generation is on forced…


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