Aug 13 The Texas power grid operator on Thursday asked consumers to reduce electric use during the afternoon hours as power plant outages and heavy air conditioning usage has strained the electric system during a brutal heat wave.

“Although we set new peak demand records without needing to issue a conservation alert during the past week, the high temperatures statewide continue to drive high levels of electricity use,” said Dan Woodfin, ERCOT director of System Operations.

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