By Calily Bien
Published: July 31, 2015, 12:12 pm Updated: July 31, 2015, 6:22 pm
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Triple digit temperatures are settling over Texas and people are responding by cranking down their thermostats. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says they have set four consecutive daily records for July electric demand this week and may set more records by the end of the summer.
On Thursday afternoon, a new record of 67,624 MW was set. On the same day, ERCOT asked for consumers to conserve energy during peak demand hours.