Due to the extreme hot weather in Texas combined with six power generation facilities tripping offline, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is requesting Texans to conserve power when they can through the weekend.
ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to about 90% of Texas' electric load, including all of Medina EC's service area. Here is wording from ERCOT's alert: "With unseasonably hot weather driving record demand across Texas, ERCOT continues to work closely with the power industry to make sure Texans have the power they need. This afternoon, six power generation facilities tripped offline resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity."
At this time, ERCOT is only issuing a conservation request. The conditions on the power grid can change quickly. If ERCOT enters into an energy emergency, we will provide updates as soon as possible.
All consumers are asked to help by conserving electricity. Please watch for updates at MedinaEC.org.
Please note that Medina Electric Cooperative is required to comply with forced outages if ERCOT orders them, which at this time they indicate they do not expect.