Posted BY: The Gateway Pundit

Texas grid operator ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) issued a conservation alert on Monday.

ERCOT manages electric power for more than 26 million Texas customers and represents 90% of the state’s electric load, according to the company.

ERCOT asked customers to voluntarily raise thermostats a degree or two, turn off lights, avoid using ovens, washing machines, and dryers, and unplug appliances if possible during the hours of 2-8 pm.

According to ERCOT, a heatwave along with very low winds is causing the latest conservation alert.

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“Wind generation is currently generating significantly less than what it historically generated in this time period,” ERCOT said in a press release. “Current projections show wind generation coming in less than 10 percent of its capacity.”

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