Power Warning - Conservation Critical; Risk of rotating outages
Energy Emergency Alert 2
ERCOT is in Energy Emergency Alert 2, a Power Warning. Operators will begin dropping large commercial/industrial load resources under contract to be interrupted during an emergency. Local utility companies take measures to secure distribution system load and take possible action to transfer service to non-ERCOT Control Area.
Consumers can help by turning off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances, raising the thermostats 2 degrees, and ensuring pool pumps are not operating during peak demand hours of 3-7 p.m. Other conservation tips are available from the Public Utility Commission’s Power to Save Texas website.
Businesses also should minimize the use of electric lighting and electricity-consuming equipment as much as possible. Large consumers of electricity should consider shutting down or reducing non-essential production processes. Find out how you can be a Power Partner.
Public Utility Commission Consumer Hotline -- 1-888-782-8777
Office of Public Utility Counsel Consumer Assistance -- 1-877-839-0363
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