ERCOT Urges You To Conserve Electricity

Newschannel 6 has received word from Oncor that ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, is asking all customers to conserve power until 7 p.m.

ERCOT says conservation is needed because of record high temperatures and unexpected generation outages.

So far the conservation request is for today (6/27) only. We will alert you if the request is extended past today.

Officials say you can conserve energy by turning off all lights, appliances and other electronic equipment.

They are also asking you do not use your dishwasher or laundry machines.

ERCOT says you can also closed blinds and drapes on windows and set air conditioning thermostats to 80 degrees. They say you can use fans to help circulate air.