The Electricity Reliability Council of Texas said its forecasts indicate the system will have more than 79,000 megawatts of generation available this spring to handle and expected peak demand of 58,000 MW.
The spring peak is most likely to occur in late May, following completion of most seasonal power plant maintenance that occurs in preparation for summer demand.
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