ERCOT to test emergency notification system
Grid operator verifying communications channels prior to summer
AUSTIN, TX, May 26, 2021 – As part of ERCOT’s aggressive pre-summer preparation activities, the grid operator will test its automated emergency grid conditions communication system this evening, Wednesday, May 26, beginning at 7 p.m.
No action is required.
What does this mean?
During this time, test messages will be deployed and/or sent to multiple ERCOT communications channels at the beginning and end of the test, including:
- ERCOT’s Twitter page (@ERCOT_ISO)
- ERCOT mobile app
- EmergencyAlerts email distribution list
- Spotlight on the home page of ERCOT.com
- Operations Messages and Public Notices on ERCOT.com
Please see our market notice for more information.
During a potential grid event, ERCOT uses this automated notification system to send timely communications through these channels directly from the control room.
ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.