Texas Power Grid Operator Urges Customers To Conserve Electricity After Six Plants Go Offline

Texas Power Grid Operator Urges Customers To Conserve Electricity After Six Plants Go Offline

Update (Saturday 0833ET): Texas’ electricity grid operator asked customers Friday evening to conserve power this weekend after half a dozen generation plants were knocked offline amid another round of unseasonably hot weather. 

“On Friday afternoon, six power generation facilities tripped offline, resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity,” The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) wrote. 

“At this time, all generation resources available are operating. 

“We’re asking Texans to conserve power when they can by setting their thermostats to 78-degrees or above and avoiding the usage of large appliances (such as dishwashers, washers and dryers) during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. through…

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