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Posted on: July 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] ERCOT Call for Conservation - July 13, 2022

Possible rolling blackouts (3)

Possible rolling blackouts (3)

Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is urging power conservation on Wednesday, July 13 from 2-9 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

Other Resources: 

Tracking the power grid capacity: https://www.ercot.com/

How to track power outages/report power outages: https://stormcenter.oncor.com/

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