ERCOT asking us to conserve Energy during the intense Heat

Energy Conserving Thingies You Can Do

September 5, 2019

As it continues to stay HOT  in Central Texas, and pretty much all of Texas. The HEAT is causing record-breaking demand on our energy usage.

ERCOT is asking Texans to please Conserve Energy today / Thursday 9/5 & Friday 9/6 especially during the hours of 2 pm - 7 pm.  Keeping your energy conservation going, especially during the HEAT is always a good idea. It's 1Thing that helps everyone! 

Steps to help reduce electricity use:

  • Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees during the peak hours of 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Set programmable thermostats to higher temperatures when no one is home.
  • Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler.
  • Limit use of large appliances (i.e., dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.) to morning or after 7 p.m.
  • If you cook indoors from 2 to 7 p.m., use a microwave or slow cooker.
  • Close blinds and drapes during late afternoon.
  • Schedule pool pumps to run in the early morning or overnight hours; shut off between 2 and 7 p.m.

"ERCOT’s job is to ensure power is available all over Texas," said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness. "When electricity demand and heat reach levels like we expect on Thursday and Friday, we ask Texans to consider taking a few steps to help keep power flowing for all of us."

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