Black Out Risks

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas – responsible for oversight of the state's electric grid is speaking out about the health of the system. Things are looking alright for the winter months, but capacity has the agency worried about the 2012 summer months. A slightly delayed wind project in Texoma is listed as a minor factor in the concerns.

ERCOT Vice President Kent Saathoff said things are fine for the winter – barring any catastrophe. "The system looks good for the coming winter unless we get some unusual and extreme unexpected conditions," he said.

The Senate Wind Farm is slated to begin construction in Jack and Young County in the coming months. The project has seen some slight delays. ERCOT said that has played a very minor role in the worries over next summer's capacity.

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6