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ERCOT calls for conservation, warns tight grid conditions could lead to energy emergency

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2023

ERCOT asked Texans to voluntarily reduce electricity use on Thursday, warning tight grid conditions this afternoon and evening could lead to an energy emergency. The notice will be in effect Thursday, Aug. 24 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. The agency is forecasting demand of nearly 85,000 MW on Thursday afternoon and evening. The demand forecast dashboard showed a narrowing gap between demand and expected available capacity getting dangerously close after 6 p.m. as solar generation tends to drop off. "ERCOT is not experiencing emergency conditions at this time, but...

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