The company that operates the electric transmission grid for most of Texas says there is enough power to the get the state through this winter storm that is sweeping across the state.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas spokeswoman Robbie G. Searcy says, however, that it may ask customers to cut their usage should there be significant failures at power plants.

Searcy says power generators have been asked to implement plans for inclement weather and to make plants available that previously were scheduled to be offline for maintenance.

Searcy says ERCOT believes there will be enough electricity for the 23 million customers for which it manages the flow of power.

If power plants have significant generation losses, Searcy says ERCOT may ask consumers to cut electric use to maintain the grid's reliability.


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