Media Advisory for Valley Area -- 8:15 pm
Valley area consumers urged to conserve electricity due to extreme cold
ERCOT is asking consumers in the Valley area to reduce energy consumption this evening and during the morning peak hours to avoid the need for rolling blackouts.
Consumers and businesses are urged to reduce their electricity use to the lowest level possible, including:
- Limit electricity usage to only that consumption which is absolutely necessary. Turn off all unnecessary lights, appliances, and electronic equipment.
- Businesses 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.
ERCOT would like to thank the customers in the Rio Grande Valley for their efforts in conserving electricity during the extreme cold, and we recognize that some customers may still be without power.
These conditions are expected to continue through the night and early morning. Therefore, ERCOT would appreciate continued conservation in the Valley area to help us maintain supply in that area.
This is not a state-wide problem; it is localized to the Valley area.
See more conservation tips at "Powerful Advice," Public Utility Commission of Texas:
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.