As temperatures continue to push into the triple digits, the agency that oversees the electric grid in Texas is asking consumers to reduce their power usage when they can.
On Tuesday, ERCOT sent out a level one emergency alert, cautioning consumers to keep an eye on their electricity usage to avoid potential outages.
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Public Affairs Manager Will Holford said the cooperative keeps a constant eye on its electric grid, and works closely with ERCOT and the cooperative’s wholesale power providers.
Holford said the typical peak hours for power demand are 3 to 7 p.m., aligning with some of the hottest parts of the day. He said there are several things consumers can do to cut down on their power usage.
Holford said the cooperative will send out updates on its social media pages whenever there are energy alerts, outages, or calls for conservation.