Texans asked to conserve electricity as some regions are hit by 100-degree heat

Texans asked to conserve electricity as some regions are hit by 100-degree heat

Frequently asked questions about the power grid in Texas

  • What did lawmakers do to fix the power grid after February’s crisis?



    Senate Bills 2 and 3 included some key changes to the grid that experts said will begin to address some issues, such as: The legislation also changes the way the Electric Reliability Council of Texas board of directors is appointed.

  • What else could lawmakers have done to fix the grid?



    Energy experts say lawmakers could have enacted legislation to pay consumers to reduce electricity use or to help Texans better insulate their homes and reduce their electricity use. Lawmakers also failed to provide direct assistance to people harmed by the February crisis.

  • What do I have to do to save electricity?



    According to ERCOT, Texans can reduce power consumption in the summer by reducing power usage in the late afternoon hours, when demand is typically at its peak. You can do this by setting your thermostat to 78 degrees (or a level that’s safe for you); turning off lights and pool pumps; avoiding the use of large appliances such as ovens, washers and dryers; and turning off or unplugging unused electrical equipment.


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