The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) issued a weather watch from Wednesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 27 “due to forecasted high temperatures, higher electrical demand and potential for lower reserves,” according to a press release. ERCOT said there is enough capacity to meet forecasted demand and no action is currently necessary.
The 6-day Supply and Demand dashboard, which represents real-time, shows there’s a possibility of new all-time peak demand records this week, according to the release. On Sunday, ERCOT set a new all-time weekend peak demand record of 85,116 MW. The current all-time peak demand record of 85,435 MW was set on August 10.
Individuals wishing to sign up for grid condition notifications via the Texas Advisory and Notification System (TXANS) can visit the ERCOT website at www.ercot.com.