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Wind Turbine Failure: Texans Asked To Turn Off Appliances During Peak Hours

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More over 26 million Texas residents are served by ERCOT, which accounts for 90% of the state's total electric load, according to the company.

If feasible, unplug appliances between the hours of 2 and 8 p.m. Customers were asked to adjust thermostats by one or two degrees; turn off lights; avoid using ovens; avoid using washing machines or dryers and unplug equipment.

ERCOT has issued a new conservation notice due to a heatwave and low wind speeds.

"Wind generation is currently generating significantly less than what it historically generated in this time period," ERCOT said in a statement. “Current projections show wind generation coming in less than 10 percent of its capacity.”

For the following reasons, customers are expected to perform this vital task:

Electricity is in high demand. The heat wave that has hit Texas and most of the central United States has resulted in an increase in electricity demand. Other grid operators are following ERCOT's lead in implementing similarly conservative operational strategies in light of the current heat wave.

Winds that aren't too strong It's currently producing far less than in the past, although solar power is normally close to its full generation potential throughout this time period. Based on current forecasts, wind power is predicted to produce less than 10% of its capacity.

According to ERCOT, rolling blackouts should be avoided this week.

The electricity grids in Texas went down in February 2021 due to an unexpected cold wave that spread to the southern area of the state.

ERCOT began implementing power outages during the recent cold snap.

Millions of Texans were left without power last year for days on end.

Temperatures in Dallas and Houston fell into the teens and 20s as a result of near-zero wind chills.

The state of Texas claims that the roughly half of wind turbines that froze impacted the state's power supply.

Millions of Texans were left without power because of frozen wind turbines.

As a result, Texas residents are being advised to raise their thermostats during the hottest months.

The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Gateway Pundit.

Written by Staff Reports

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