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ERCOT says it’s prepared for fall, winter demand

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The manager of the electric grid serving most of Texas said it’s ready to meet the electric power demands expected in the upcoming autumn and winter.

Warren Lasher is the director of system planning for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. He said ERCOT’s system “appears to be well-prepared for fall electric needs, and that outlook continues into the coming winter months.

Lasher spoke after ERCOT issued its seasonal assessment of peak demand for the coming two seasons on Tuesday.

ERCOT said peak demand for this summer has remained below historical highs.

 

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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