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Texans asked to limit electricity use after six power plants go down ahead of a hot weekend

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking electricity consumers to keep their thermostats at 78 degrees or above and avoid using large appliances between 3 and 8 p.m. from Friday through Sunday.

A boat traveled along Lake Travis during a drought in the summer of 2011. Drier than normal weather in Texas with no precipitation for several months had caused lakes and rivers to run dry.

Texas power grid FAQs

  • What did the Legislature do to fix the power grid after the February crisis in 2021?

  • What more could the Legislature have done to fix the grid?

  • What should I do to conserve electricity?

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