- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The grid operator for Texas says electric users should have sufficient supply into the winter.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, on Tuesday announced its final seasonal assessment for fall and the preliminary outlook for winter. ERCOT’s fall assessment for October and November is based on average weather patterns for similar periods from 2002 through 2013.

ERCOT anticipates peak demand of just under 50,000 megawatts this fall. One megawatt is typically enough to power about 500 homes during mild weather and about 200 homes during summer peak demand. ERCOT says it has more than 77,000 megawatts available overall.

ERCOT manages the flow of electric power to nearly 24 million Texas customers, representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load.

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Online:

https://www.ercot.com/


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