The threat of a power shortage in the state is over, but Texans are still encouraged to conserve electricity.

On Monday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas issued a power watch across the state when electricity reserves dropped below 2,300 megawatts.

ERCOT, which manages the flow of electricity to 75 percent of Texas’ land area, asked Texans to manage their electricity use between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday after three generating units went out, according to ERCOT communications manager Dottie Roark.

Roark said the three units combined to produce 2,000 megawatts of energy. Their outage forced the state to move into reserves and triggered the power watch.

She said generator outages are common, but not always at Monday’s magnitude. She emphasized the problem was fixed and said no long-term ramifications exist.

“That was a short-term event on Monday with three units going out,” Roark said. “We actually do have plants trip off all the time. Its fairly common.”

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