ERCOT: Power outages likely to last for extended amount of time

ERCOT: Power outages likely to last for extended amount of time
Power Outage image (Source: WVUE FOX 8)

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) continues to request that AEP Texas, Oncor and other electric utilities increase the amount of power removed from their systems.

ERCOT is saying that “If you are currently experiencing an outage, you will likely be out of power for an extended period of time while this state of emergency continues.”

As of 11:30 a.m. 1.2 million Oncor customers and 351,000 AEP Texas customers are without power across the state of Texas.

Over 10,000 Wichita Falls customers are without power at this time according to the Oncor Outage Map.

They say, though these controlled outages were meant to be limited in duration, the condition of the system has required they be in effect for a longer period.

News Channel 6 has reached out for comment from ERCOT but they declined to speak with the media at this time.

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