According to the firm, ERCOT administers the electricity used by more than 26 million consumers in Texas, which accounts for 90% of the state's total electric load.
Customers were voluntarily urged to raise thermostats by one or two degrees, turn off lights, avoid using ovens, washing machines, and dryers, and, if possible, unplug equipment between the hours of 2 and 8 pm.
The most recent conservation alert is being brought on by a heatwave and extremely weak winds, according to ERCOT.
According to a news statement from ERCOT, "Wind generation is currently generating significantly less than what it historically generated in this time period," “Current projections show wind generation coming in less than 10 percent of its capacity.”
Customers are required to take this crucial activity for the following reasons:
massive demand for electricity. Increased electricity demand is being caused by the heat wave that has affected Texas and most of the central United States. Due to the heatwave, other grid operators are running similarly conservative operations plans to ERCOT.
weak winds While wind generation is currently producing substantially less than it has in the past during this time period, solar power is typically close to reaching its full generation potential. Less than 10% of the capacity of wind power is expected based on current predictions.
Rolling blackouts should be avoided this week, according to ERCOT.
In February 2021, Texas experienced an unusual cold wave that extended to the state's southern region, and the electrical grids failed as a result.
During the cold weather, ERCOT started power interruptions.
Last year, millions of Texans experienced multiple days without electricity.
With wind chills close to zero, temperatures dropped into the teens around Dallas and the 20s around Houston.
Authorities from the state of Texas claim that the power supplies were harmed by the roughly half of wind turbines that froze.
The frozen wind turbines contributed to blackouts that affected millions of Texans.
And now, due to limited wind generation, Texans are being urged to raise their thermostats in the middle of the summer.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Gateway Pundit.