ERCOT Issues a Conservation Appeal for Thursday

by Release from Ercot

ERCOT has issued a Conservation Appeal for today, September 7, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. CT. Due to continued high temperatures, high demand, low wind, and declining solar power generation this afternoon, operating reserves are expected to be low into the afternoon and evening hours. We are expecting similar conditions tomorrow and will keep the public informed through our communications channels.

This Conservation Appeal is part of ERCOT’s Texas Advisory and Notification System (TXANS), alerting the public of grid conditions.

ERCOT is not in emergency operations, and controlled outages are not needed at this time. Texans can monitor current and extended grid conditions, along with other dashboards, on the ERCOT website.