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Texas grid managers expects record electricity demand this summer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The operators of the electric that keeps most of Texas energized say they expect another record-breaking summer for electric power demand.

Nevertheless, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said in a statement Monday that it expects to have sufficient generating capacity to meet that record demand.

ERCOT forecasts a summer peak load of 72,756 megawatts based on normal weather. That’s more than 1,600 megawatts above the last peak demand record set in August 2016

ERCOT says it now has 11 percent reserve generating capacity.

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