ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is once again asking residents to conserve electricity this evening, August 30, 2023, as reserves are expected to be low in the afternoon and evening due to a high level of unexpected thermal generation outages and forecasted low wind generation.
In issuing its conservation appeal, businesses and residents are asked to conserve energy usage between 6 PM and 9 PM this evening.
Here are some ways that customers can conserve electricity:
Turn up thermostats on air conditioning units a couple of degrees.
Turn off and unplug non-essential lights and appliances.
Avoid running large appliances such as washers, dryers, and electric ovens during peak energy demand hours (3-9 p.m.)