Texans asked to turn up thermostats after sweltering heat knocks six power plants offline

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) made the appeal in a statement Friday, saying that soaring temperatures increased demand and caused six power generation facilities to trip offline. That resulted in the loss of about 2,900 megawatts of electricity. “We’re asking Texans to conserve power when they can by setting their thermostats to 78-degrees … Read more