Texas grid operator takes emergency action for second time this week

Posted BY: Zero Hedge

For the second time this week, Texas’ power grid operator took emergency action and asked customers to conserve power Wednesday afternoon to avoid rolling blackouts as a heatwave strained power supplies. 

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) sent customers notices three hours before 1400 local time to reduce power instead of the 18-hour notice for Monday

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ERCOT blamed Wednesday’s conservation appeal on record high electric demand and the lack of wind and solar power as a relentless heatwave scorched the state. 

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