Electricity demand and capacity are tight. ERCOT needs your help right now to support reliability of the grid. If conditions worsen, Energy Emergency Alerts may become necessary.
Consumers can help by turning off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances, raising thermostats 2 degrees, and ensuring pool pumps are not operating during peak demand hours of 3-7 p.m. Other conservation tips are available on our conservation page and on the Public Utility Commission's Power to Save Texaswebsite.
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