March 5 –Texans are expected to use record amounts of electricity this summer, but the power grid should be able to handle the peak load, preliminary estimates show. Peak electricity use, expected to rise by 2,000 megawatts this summer, will be offset by about 3,500 megawatts of added capacity, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the operator of the state’s main power grid.

— Austin American-Statesman