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.