Power Outages Remain In Effect

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[ONCOR]  The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking consumers to reduce energy consumption during peak-demand times this evening (Jan. 2) — 6-10 p.m. – and tomorrow morning from 6 – 8 a.m.

The grid continues to have more than 5,000 MW of generation out of service due to the effect of the extreme cold.

At this time, the forecast for tomorrow’s peak load is 56,800 MW for 7-8 am.

Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electrical service initiated by each utility when supplies of reserve power are exhausted.  Without this safety valve, generators would overload and begin shutting down to avoid damage, risking a domino effect of a state-wide outage.

Utilities/transmission providers determine the location/scheduling of the rotating outages

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