ERCOT Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Updates
ERCOT, or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, manages the flow of electricity throughout most of Texas, including Garland. With growing demand for power across the state and tight generation reserves, ERCOT has identified a potential need to issue Energy Emergency Alerts (EEA) this summer to maintain system reliability.
Depending on the alert level, Texans may be asked to voluntarily conserve energy, or ERCOT may utilize other resources to balance the supply and demand of power on the grid.
These steps will help ERCOT to avoid rotating power outages. If rotating outages do occur, GP&L and other utilities across Texas will be mandated to shed load by turning off power to groups of customers for short periods. This will continue until ERCOT notifies utilities that the power supply is adequate and stable.
At GP&L, employees work around the clock to help support the grid, and are prepared to take action should ERCOT issue an alert.
Any updates will be posted below.