Texas State Power Usage Hits New Winter Record Due to Freezing Weather
Texas weather got so cold on Wednesday morning (1/17/18) that the state set a new winter record for power usage.
According to YourBasin.com, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the state power grid and said that even though the demand has been high, the state's power supply has been keeping up.
ERCOT said that at one point between 7-8 am on Wednesday, the state was using 65,731 megawatts of power which is 4% higher than the previous winter record but below the summer peak of more than 71,000 megawatts.
Good news is that the temperatures are expected to be back into the 70's for most areas of Texas by the middle of the weekend.