Texas Grid Operators Working to Prevent Power Outages


Texans are likely to see their electricity usage go up this month as a large number of people are working from home amid the Coronavirus outbreak. So far, there are no signs there will be any electrical outages.

Officials with ERCOT (Electricity Reliability Council of Texas), who run the state’s power grid, say they’ve been preparing for the pandemic.

“They have been planning for this ever since the news starting coming out of China,” Rebecca Bridges, Chief Marketing Officer for ElectricityPlans.com, told KTRH. “They have plans in place to make sure that people have been working remotely already.”

Bridges has been following electric providers’ readiness. She says Texas utility companies like Centerpoint Energy Houston, Oncor, and Texas-New Mexico Power have promised not to disconnect the electricity during the Coronavirus crisis.

“We would just recommend that people be aware of their electricity usage and work to conserve energy in their home,” Bridges advised.

She says you might save money by talking your electric provider in advance about your bill if you anticipate a price jump. For more information, CLICK HERE.


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