The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid operator for most of Texas, is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 2 to 6 p.m. peak demand hours today across the Rio Grande Valley.
“The Valley area experienced very high demand during yesterday’s peak, and there are some unplanned power plant outages and less wind generation output expected today,” wrote Dan Woodfin, director of system operations at ERCOT. “Unless there is some rain this afternoon, we are expecting even higher demand in that region today and expect to need conservation to maintain reliable grid operations in the Valley.”
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