The state’s grid operator asked that Texans voluntarily reduce their power use on Monday as the blistering heat continues — and said no rolling blackouts are expected this week.
Employees monitor the state power grid at the ERCOT command center in Taylor on Aug.
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Even though a punishing heat wave across Texas drove record high power demand in recent days, Texans avoided rolling blackouts Monday after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas requested that they cut back on their energy use. And an ERCOT spokesperson told The Texas Tribune on Monday that the grid operator does not expect rolling blackouts this week.
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