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Posted on: June 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] ERCOT Issues Conservation Alert

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is requesting that Texans reduce electric use as much as possible through Friday, June 18.
Per ERCOT, a significant number of forced generation outages combined with potential record electric use for the month of June has resulted in tight grid conditions.

As a response to ERCOT’s recent Conservation Alert, the City of League City is taking proactive measures to conserve energy in City facilities.

Beginning Wednesday, the City will transfer from grid to generator power from 2 to 8 p.m. ( peak time) at select City facilities. Staff will reduce or eliminate all non-essential lighting and miscellaneous items, as well as temperature control where possible. 

This effort will continue through Friday, June 18. Residents and services will NOT be impacted by these implementations.

ERCOT is recommending that Texans follow the Energy Conservation Tips below to conserve energy:
• Turn off any unnecessary lights and equipment
• Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees
• Set programmable thermostats to higher temperatures when no one is home
• Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler
• Limit use of large appliances (i.e., dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.)
• Use a microwave or slow cooker rather than an electric stove
• Close blinds and drapes during late afternoon
• Schedule pool pumps to run in the early morning or overnight hours
Read the full press release here: http://www.ercot.com/news/releases/show/233037...

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