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ERCOT conducts rolling blackouts in South Texas

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MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The operator of the electric grid for most of the state of Texas initiated a series of rolling blackouts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley after problems arose in the area’s transmission network.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Wednesday instructed transmission and distribution providers in the South Texas border region to cut system demand on an emergency basis after the transmission issues arose because of unplanned power plant outages.

 

In a statement, ERCOT said it began a rotation of blackouts of 15 to 45 minutes just before 5 p.m. Wednesday until additional electric power could be imported from the power grid across the border in Mexico. The situation was stabilized and ERCOT directed the providers to resume normal electric service about 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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