The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued a Conservation Appeal calling on households and businesses throughout the state to voluntarily turn off their power to avoid a statewide blackout.
The Lone Star State’s embrace of “green” energy wind and solar farms is contributing to the downfall of the state’s electrical grid, which is fast becoming one of the most unreliable in the nation. (Related: Remember when Texas experienced freezing blackoutsback in early 2021?)
“With extreme hot weather driving record power demand across Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is issuing a Conservation Appeal, asking Texans and Texas businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity, Monday, July 11 between 2-8 p.m. ERCOT also issued a Watch for a projected reserve capacity shortage from 2-8 p.m. At this time, no system-wide outages are expected,” ERCOT announced.
“Low wind,” ERCOT says, is to blame for failing Texas grid
ERCOT claims it is doing everything possible to avoid a total grid collapse, but is now having to call on the people of Texas to reduce their standard of living to avoid another potential blackout situation.