The president of Texas’ main electric grid said the state barely has enough electric supply to meet demand this summer, but that should not impact the Northeast Texas area served by American Electric Power/SWEPCO.

Trip Doggett, president of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, told lawmakers Tuesday that any unexpected drop in generation or spike in demand could lead to rolling blackouts across much of the state.

AEP/SWEPCO spokesman Scott McCloud said ERCOT has little excess power generating capacity — which can result in distribution problems during the hot summer months of peak demand.

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