Market Information System Grid and Market Conditions

News Release

August 05, 2011

Grid Update: Emergency Level 1 cancelled

  • Level 1 Emergency cancelled at 6:05 p.m.
  • Today’s peak during 4-5 p.m. --  66,661 MW
  • Lighter demand expected this weekend but conservation still encouraged due to continued high temperatures.

News releases:

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and 710+ generation units. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for nearly 8 million premises in competitive choice areas.

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.