Texas power grid operator urges residents to conserve energy as plants go offline

Texas power grid operator urges residents to conserve energy as plants go offline

Texas power grid operator urges residents to conserve energy as plants go offline ERCOT manages most of the state's power grid Texas residents are being asked to conserve power after six power plants tripped offline. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the majority of the state's power grid, wrote Friday that the incident resulted in the loss of approximately 2,900 megawatts of electricity. GRID OPERATORS WARN OF ELECTRICITY SHORTAGE AMID SWITCH TO RENEWABLES: REPORT "At this time, all generation resources available are operating. We’re asking Texans to conserve power when they can by setting their thermostats to 78-degrees or above and avoiding the usage of large appliances (such as dishwashers, washers and dryers) during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. through the weekend.," wrote ERCOT …
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