U.S. at High Risk of Power Emergencies This Summer, Say Regulators

gizmodo.com The North American Electric Reliability Corporation said the Midwest is at “high risk” for energy emergencies this summer. The West and Texas could also see serious problems. “It’s clear the risks are spreading,”...

U.S. at High Risk of Power Emergencies This Summer, Say Regulators

gizmodo.com The North American Electric Reliability Corporation said the Midwest is at “high risk” for energy emergencies this summer. The West and Texas could also see serious problems. “It’s clear the risks are spreading,”...

Texas power plant broke down after ERCOT asked it to delay repairs

texastribune.org Texas' power grid operator told at least one power plant to delay its scheduled repairs and keep operating. The next day, the plant went offline anyway when some of its equipment stopped working properly, according...

America's Electric Grid Has A $2 Trillion Problem

zerohedge.com America's Electric Grid Has A $2 Trillion Problem Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com, The U.S. power grid is strained as-is, with disruption and outages becoming more frequent in many...

Texas power plant broke down after ERCOT asked it to delay repairs

texastribune.org Texas' power grid operator told at least one power plant to delay its scheduled repairs and keep operating. The next day, the plant went offline anyway when some of its equipment stopped working properly, according...

Scorching Hot Temperatures Threatens Texas' Power Grid, Again

gizmodo.com 6 power plants in Texas went offline on Friday, taking 2,900 Megawatts off the grid. Texans were asked to curb their electricity usage in response, to avoid overloading the rest of the remaining power supply. It’s...

Tesla tries to help Texas electric grid amid heat wave with in-car alert

electrek.co Temperatures in Texas are reaching record highs. The state's electricity grid is struggling to cope with the demand. ERCOT has issued an alert to limit power usage. The alert is in response to a spike in power usage...

It Already Feels Like August In Texas, At Least Where The Grid’s Concerned

forbes.com Grid managers at ERCOT, responsible for reliability on the Texas power grid, were forced to ask customers to conserve power again on Friday. It was the second time in May that ERCOT was forced to issue the kind of...

ERCOT Asks Texans to Conserve Power Until 8 P.M., Through the Weekend

nbcdfw.com "Unseasonably hot weather" was driving record demand across Texas. ERCOT asks all Texans to curb power usage where they can, including raising their thermostat to 78 degrees or higher between the hours of peak usage...

ERCOT urges Texans to conserve power over the weekend as 6 power generation facilities go offline

abc13.com ERCOT urges customers to conserve energy for a five-hour peak period on Saturday and Sunday. Six power generation facilities tripping offline resulted in the loss of 2,900 megawatts. With soaring temperatures...

ERCOT urges Texans to cut power usage over weekend

statesman.com Six generation plants went offline Friday amid unseasonably hot weather. ERCOT urges Texans to cut back on power usage over weekend. People should avoid "the usage of large appliances," such as dishwashers, washers...

ERCOT urges Texans to conserve power over the weekend as 6 power generation facilities go offline

abc13.com ERCOT urges customers to conserve energy for a five-hour peak period on Saturday and Sunday. Six power generation facilities tripping offline resulted in the loss of 2,900 megawatts. With soaring temperatures...

Is The Texas Grid Really Running Short Of Capacity In May?

forbes.com ERCOT officials are asking power generators to put off planned maintenance outages and bring some inactive natural gas and coal-fired plants back online in anticipation of a round of fairly high temperatures in the...

ERCOT Predicts Larger Demand With Record Heat Forecast This Weekend

nbcdfw.com The Electric Reliability Council of Texas predicts larger than normal demand during record-breaking temperatures expected this weekend. The council has not issued a conservation warning to Texans. ERCOT said in a...

ERCOT expecting 'tight grid conditions' as winter weather hits Texas

kut.org Austin and surrounding communities are under a winter weather advisory until noon Thursday. Freezing rain and a wintry mix are possible. Ice could accumulate on elevated surfaces, causing slippery overpasses and...