According to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state set a high for peak electricity demand for the year on Monday. Electricity demand exceeded 60,000 megawatts on Monday as the grid inched toward the total system capacity of 64,000 megawatts.
Most of the state is experiencing temperatures from the 90’s to, in some cases, over 100. This is the season of concern for the state’s grid planners. As summer sets in A/C’s are running all across the state taxing the states limited supply of electric power.
With summer yet to officially begin, this peak will surely be broken again in the weeks to come. ERCOT could possible call for emergency conservation measures from the state’s power consumers this summer if demand gets too high.