The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is asking Texans to conserve power this weekend as residents prepare for the onset of summer.
ERCOT announced that six power generation facilities tripped offline Friday afternoon, resulting in the loss of approximately 2,900 MW of electricity. ERCOT said all available generation resources are operating at this time.
ERCOT says with “unseasonably hot weather driving record demand across Texas,” residents are asked to conserve power when they can. That includes setting thermostats to 78-degrees or above and avoiding using large appliances like dishwashers, washers and dryers during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. this weekend.