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ERCOT urges Texans to conserve power over weekend as 6 power generation plants go offline

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — ERCOT, the embattled electric grid operator for most of Texas, is urging customers to conserve energy for a five-hour peak Saturday and Sunday due to both unseasonably hot weather and the outage of six Faced power generation equipment is offline.

The nonprofit agency’s CEO Brad Jones announced the facilities that went offline Friday afternoon resulted in a 2,900 megawatt power outage.

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Jones added that with rising temperatures expected for the second straight weekend, power demand will be stretched.

“We’re asking Texans to conserve energy when you can by setting your thermostats to 78 degrees or higher and avoiding the use of large appliances (like dishwashers, washers and dryers) during peak hours between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m avoid the weekend. ‘ Jones said in a statement.

According to Jones, as of late Friday afternoon, all available resources are operational to generate reserves.

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