The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has received approval from its board of directors for a pilot project to help reduce demand on the grid when electric use is high and power supplies are tight.

The 30-minute Emergency Response Service (ERS) pilot project will allow eligible participants a half hour to respond to ERCOT requests to reduce their electric use. Individuals or groups may participate, but they must be able to reduce demand by at least 100 kW.

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