ERCOT Asks Residents to Conserve

by John Hawkins

Temperatures are on the rise and ERCOT, the state’s grid operator, is anticipating a high demand for electricity. They’re asking Texans to conserve. You can help lighten the load by making a few adjustments in your home this week:
• Raise your thermostat a few degrees or more. Running your fans counter clockwise will also keep cool air from rising
• Use large appliances like washing machines and ovens sparingly in the afternoon and early evening when demand for electricity peaks
• Turn your blinds upward to reduce incoming heat
• Unplug devices that aren’t in use

Our app offers you an easy way to see your usage at any time. You can also visit our website for more information on dialing back. And we’re here for you 24/7 at 800-818-6132.



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