Texas’ power grid may need to dip into power reserves as demand grows

Texas’ power grid may need to dip into power reserves as demand grows

Texas’ power grid may need to dip into power reserves as demand grows ERCOT's forecast for this afternoon indicated demand could top 77,900 megawatts Texas’ power grid, which set an all-time record this week, is on the verge of breaking the record yet again and may need to dip into power reserves this afternoon, according to its website. Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) broke records on Monday, with power demand topping 76,600 megawatts. ERCOT’s forecast for Thursday indicated demand could reach nearly 77,900 megawatts by 5 p.m., possibly forcing the non-profit grid operator to dip into power reserves. ERCOT says it has enough reserves to meet demand, with more than 3,800 megawatts, according to its website. One megawatt can power about 200 homes on a hot summer day. BIDEN'S …
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