The Texas Tribune reports:
After six power plants went down unexpectedly Friday — and with hot weather expected across Texas this weekend — the Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Friday evening is asking consumers to conserve electricity through Sunday.
Texans are asked to set their thermostats to 78 degrees or above between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. this weekend and to avoid using large appliances at home during those same times.
Many Texans vividly remember February 2021, when millions of people were without power for days in subfreezing temperatures after a combination of cold weather across the state and skyrocketing demand for energy shut down power plants. Hundreds of people died.
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Abbott had ERCOT hold this until after 5 on a Friday because he wants to bury it.
He doesn’t want Texans to know that he STILL can’t keep the power running in the energy capital of the world.
When I’m governor, we’ll fix the grid, lower energy bills and put people over profits. https://t.co/ysoQdV5qfB
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) May 13, 2022
Ed. note: Friday at 5pm is the absolute worst time to communicate with the public. And @ERCOT_ISO hasn’t tweeted since February 2. Just absolutely terrible at comms, more than a year after their poor communication arguable got people killed.
— Forrest Wilder (@Forrest4Trees) May 13, 2022
Texas officials assure public that power grid, while not operational, is free of transsexuals or CRT https://t.co/ShfLHnScgr
— FreshMouthHat (@Popehat) May 14, 2022
Greg Abbott knew what was coming 3 hours before ERCOT posted to conserve power this weekend. He sat on it and made sure they didn’t tell anyone until after business hours so they don’t have to answer for it. We need real leaders like Beto that will face problems head-on & fix it https://t.co/tmM6GF2UUN
— Russell Foster A New Texas (@RussellFosterTX) May 14, 2022