As summer quickly approaches and record-setting temperatures are predicated we are asking our members to vigilant. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has issued the following statement in preparation of next week weather forecast:


The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) continues to monitor the weather forecast in anticipation of potentially record-setting heat across the state. While expecting larger than normal demand. ERCOT projects there will be sufficient generation to meet demand for electricity at this time.


On Tuesday, May 3, ERCOT issued an Advanced Action Notice (AAN) asking power plant owners and generators to postpone planned maintenance and to return from maintenance already in progress in order to serve Texans. An AAN has also been issued for the afternoon and evening hours of Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11. 


“Generators and transmission owners have worked with us to reschedule maintenance outages. Those changes, along with a slight drop in temperatures, have given us sufficient reserves for this weekend.,” said ERCOT Vice President Woody Rickerson. “With potentially record-setting hot weather next week, we will continue to monitor conditions and work with generators and transmission owners to schedule needed maintenance outages and reliably operate the grid.”


ERCOT will continue to deploy all available tools to manage the grid reliably and coordinate closely with the Public Utility Commission, generation resource owners and transmission utilities to ensure they are also prepared. 


NEC will continue to update our members as additional information is received.