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.
“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.”