Some 2,000 megawatts of mothballed capacity is being brought back on line to serve summer needs. And more than 2,000 MW of wind power in the coastal region can be called upon, mainly in the late afternoon.
A megawatt of electricity can power about 200 Texas homes during periods of peak demand.
ERCOT’s Warren Lasher says electric resources will be tight, but adequate.
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