ERCOT Says Keeping Power on "Will Be Tight" Between 4 and 5 P.M. Every Day This Week

You knew it was coming, and here it is: The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has issued yet another energy conservation heads-up. Read the whole thing here, but pay attention to this quote from Kent Saathoff, vice president of system planning and operations:

"We expect to break our all-time peak electricity demand Tuesday and Thursday, depending on weather conditions. ... At this time, we have sufficient generation to meet the demand this week, but it will be tight over the peak hours, particularly 4-5 p.m., which means that significant generation outages could make us short of operating reserves."

We did our part: Unfair Park HQ's AC unit shut down for a good half hour earlier this afternoon. And while they claim it's back on ...


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