Watt Watchers of Texas: Texas is Too Good To Waste™

Breaking Records

July 18, 2019

One year ago today, Texas set a new record for electricity demand, surpassing the previous record set in August of 2016. For the first time ever, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) the organization that operates and maintains the Texas electrical grid, reported an hourly peak load of 72,192 megawatts (MW).

ERCOT expected the record-breaking demand and prepared for the situation with their planned demand response mechanisms, which support the electricity market every day of the year.

You can read more about the record breaking surge and ERCOT's relationship with the grid at their website.

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