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Calls for energy conservation expected to continue during heat wave

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2023

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas says the state has enough electrical capacity to meet soaring demand in this heat wave. Across the state, enough consumers held off on electric usage between the peak heating hours between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to keep the electric grid out of any one of the three energy emergency levels. ERCOT used the yellow color designation on Tuesday to request energy conservation due to high heat, slowing winds and an atypical amount of power plants using coal or natural gas being offline, the...

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