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Posted in: Press Releases August 26, 2011 16:48
Statement from ERCOT CEO Trip Doggett on the need for conservation this weekend Our information indicates this weekend will be one of the hottest on record in some areas of Texas. Electric demand and usage will be extremely high and we need every person to help us conserve electricity between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Ple...

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Posted in: Press Releases August 24, 2011 08:00
ERCOT in level 1 emergency; Consumers asked to conserve 3-7 p.m. today Update: ERCOT in level 1 emergency; Consumers asked to conserve 3-7 p.m. today Austin, Aug. 24, 2011, 2:19 p.m. -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, initiated Energy Emergency Alert Level 1 at 2:19...

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Posted in: Press Releases August 23, 2011 08:00
Power Watch -- Conservation Needed (Updated) ERCOT in level 1 emergency; Consumers asked to conserve until 7 p.m. today Update: Level 1 emergency cancelled at 5:19 p.m. Peak demand for today: 67,136 megawatts (4-5 p.m.); Wind generation over peak hour: Approximately 1,500 MW. Austin, Aug. 23, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (E...

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Posted in: Press Releases August 16, 2011 08:00
Four units returning from mothballed status to help avoid grid emergencies The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has executed short-term contracts with two generation owners to activate four “mothballed” units to address emergency situations during the extreme heat and drought, CEO Trip Doggett announced today. NRG Energy and Garland Power...

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Posted in: Press Releases August 04, 2011 08:00
High risk of rotating outages; Consumers asked to conserve electricity from 3-7 pm Austin, Aug.4, 2011 -- Consumers and businesses are asked to reduce their electricity use during peak electricity hours from 3 to 7 p.m. today to avert the need for rotating outages. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state&rsqu...

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Posted in: Press Releases August 03, 2011 08:00
  The Kerrville Public Utility Board (KPUB) is pleased to announce a reduction in the cost of electric power for its customers. Effective July 1, the cost for 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) dropped from $110 to $95 for residential customers. This started appearing on bills received in July. Due to extreme cold weather events in February, demand was subs...

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Posted in: Press Releases August 02, 2011 08:00
ERCOT initiating level 1 emergency; Consumers asked to conserve 3-7 p.m. today Austin, Aug.2, 2011 -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, initiated Energy Emergency Alert Level 1 at 2:40 p.m. when responsive reserves dropped below 2,300 megawatts (MW). Capacity is expected to...

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