ERCOT Issued Emergency Alert

Wednesday August 24, 2011
Posted at 09:33

ERCOT issued a level 1 emergency alert late yesterday. From ERCOT's statement:

“Until we get a break in this extreme heat and record drought, we appreciate consumers and businesses conserving electricity as they are able, especially between 3 and 7 pm,” (Kent Saathoff, vice president of system planning and operations) said. “We also appreciate all the state agencies, school districts, businesses and residents who have taken steps to get the word out about the importance of conservation during these extreme weather conditions.”

Fortunately we didn't have any outages, but it's obvious summer is far from over. Keep doing what you can to keep energy usage to a minimum.

UPDATE: ERCOT has issued a level 2 emergency. Texas residents are asked to conserve power until 7:00.

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