The Electric Reliability Council of Texas anticipates that Texas will lack 2,600 megawatts of power during next year’s summer peak, and that research margins will plunge 12 percent due power generation units forcing to shut down or delay planned generation.

Ercot, which manages 85 percent of Texas electric load, had struggled this year with a surging power demand due to the shutting down of almost 7,000 MW of generation capacity in February that forced rolling blackouts in the state.

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