The Chief Executive of the Electric Reliability Council of North Texas (ERCOT) is urging all Texas residents to conserve energy between 3:00 – 7:00 pm this weekend (Aug. 27-28, 2011).
CEO Trip Doggett said this:
Our information indicates this weekend will be one of the hottest on record in some areas of Texas. Electric demand and usage will be extremely high and we need every person to help us conserve electricity between the hours of 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Please help us keep the power flowing to every Texan in ERCOT by turning up your thermostat a few degrees if you’re able, turning off unnecessary lights and appliances and doing dishes and laundry in the morning or after 7 p.m.
Your efforts do make a difference and are appreciated.