Electric Grid Operator for Texas Expects Sufficient Supplies

The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply for spring and summer.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, on Monday announced its seasonal forecast.

The report for spring identifies more than 76,600 megawatts of generation resources available, with expected peak demand of about 62,000 megawatts.

One megawatt is enough electricity to power about 200 homes during the highest demand conditions and about 500 homes during a mild spring day. The forecast is based on average weather conditions seen during the previous year and the history of typical seasonal generation outages.

Summer peak demand is estimated at about 69,000 megawatts. ERCOT predicts nearly 77,000 megawatts of available generation resources.

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