ERCOT prepares for first summer heat wave of 2012

From the release:

With temperatures expected to hit triple digits several days next week, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the electric grid operator for most of Texas, is looking closely at anticipated electric use and available electric generation.

Peak electric demand is expected to exceed 65,000 megawatts on Monday and Tuesday, and ERCOT expects to have adequate electric generation resources available to serve that load without issuing an Energy Emergency Alert. This takes into account current outages and the possibility of losing additional resources in the first heat wave of summer.

ERCOT will use a variety of channels to keep the public informed throughout the summer. ERCOT Energy Saver, a new mobile app now available for Apple and Android devices, will provide real-time alerts when conservation is most critical in the ERCOT region. Users of the free app need to enable push notifications to receive these messages. ERCOT also will provide information through the news media, Facebook, Twitter and ERCOT’s new subscription-based EmergencyAlerts list.

Read the full release here.

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