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Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging power conservation on Monday, July 11 from 2-8 p.m. View their news release here: ercot.com/news/releases.
We are doing what we can here at City Hall, with unplugging unnecessary items and turning-off unnecessary lighting.
Here are some tips so you can beat the Texas heat!
Heat Safety for People:
-Drink water & stay hydrated
-Minimize time outdoors
-Wear loose-fitting, lightweight & light-colored clothes
-Check on friends, family & neighbors
-Never leave people or pets in a car
-Watch for signs of heat exhaustion & heat stroke
Heat Safety For Pets:
-Always have fresh water when outside
-Never leave animals alone in a parked car
-When temps are high, keep your pet off the hot asphalt
-Try to limit long walks to early morning and late evening hours
-Monitor your pet for signs of overheating
Energy Conservation Tips at Home from Oncor:
-Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees
-Set programmable thermostats to higher temp when no one is home
-Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler
-Limit use of large appliances (i.e., dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.)
-If you cook indoors, use a microwave or slow cooker
-Schedule pool pumps to run in the early morning or overnight hours
-Unplug devices when you're not using them
-Turn off any unnecessary lights
-Close blinds and drapes during late afternoon
Tracking the power grid capacity: https://www.ercot.com/
How to track power outages/report power outages: https://stormcenter.oncor.com/