A hazardous heat wave with temperatures of up to 100 degrees has pushed energy demand up for Texas.
‘We’ve seen (the power grid) go down before, you know, for heat as well as for cold, and it’s warmer now,’ s warmer,’ an Austin neighborhood resident told Fox Business this week.
“I think there are a lot of infrastructure problems that need to be addressed,” another Texas person said, adding that residents such as himself would be happy to do so.
Meanwhile, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which runs the electric grid for most of the state, expects demand for electricity this year to skyrocket, but insists it has adequate resources to meet demand, in part because of last year’s wind and solar installation.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages much of the state’s electricity grid, worries that another shutdown will follow.