Hurricane Ike: ERCOT Grid Condition, Update 2
Forced outages due to Hurricane Ike as of 8 am Sept. 15:
CenterPoint 1.6 million
Texas New Mexico Power 70,000
San Bernard Electric Cooperative* 2,409
Transmission forced outages
345 kV-lines 1
138 kV-lines 69
69 kV-lines 30
Total high-voltage lines 100
2,585 MW total
– 11 plants (30 generating units)
– Includes 690 MW utility generation and 1,895 MW of private generation (process/refinery generation)
*Note: This is a correction. It was previously listed as LCRA (Lower Colorado River Authority) but should be SBEC.
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.