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Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:12 AM

 

Heat Wave Sweeps Texas Threatening To Push Electric Grid Near Capacity

Odessa, TX - With temperatures hitting near record-breaking this summer, the Texas power grid is in high demand, which could mean higher prices for consumers.

Today the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the City of Odessa and the City of Midland issued statements asking the public to conserve power from 3pm to 7pm. Officials said their trying to prevent electric outages before they start.

"We actually have peaks in the summer and we have peaks in the winter. We have already identified areas …so we have already been working on what we call our summer load, " stated Oncore Regional Manager, Sue Mercer.

ERCOT stated today we wouldn’t be short of hitting the peak demand of electricity used last year, which reached around 68,000 megawatts.

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Purveyor Jun 2012 OP
toddwv Jun 2012 #1
Turbineguy Jun 2012 #2
seabeyond Jun 2012 #3
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2012 #4

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:20 AM

1. It's OK. Don't worry.

Texas deregulated it's power industry. Privitization will take care of the problem.

Who needs an updated power grid?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:23 AM

2. Luckily

Enron isn't around to help them.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

3. after last summer, this one has been feeling like a really easy summer, so far.

 

knock on wood.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jun 26, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. And that didn't happen last summer, why? The summer from Hell!

An excuse to raise rates?

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