Following a summer of record heat waves, Texas’ electric grid should hold up well during the upcoming fall and winter months, according to the agency that manages more than 85 percent of the state’s grid.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ seasonal assessments and early outlooks for October through February project Texas’ grid will maintain at least 3,500 megawatts of reserve power even in the most extreme peak demand and power station outage scenarios. A megawatt powers about 200 typical Texas residences during peak demand.

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