ERCOT reserves drop below 2,300 MW, conservation requested RSS Feed

By Dave Byknish
Published: August 13, 2015, 3:26 pm Updated: August 13, 2015, 5:33 pm

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Another scorcher in the Austin-area is leaving the Electric Reliability Council of Texas in a severe state.

ERCOT is experiencing extremely high electricity demand. Operating reserves have dropped below the target threshold of 2,300 megawatts.

ERCOT is asking electric consumers to limit or reduce electric use where possible during the 3-7 p.m. peak demand hours Thursday.

Read the full article at KXAN.