UPDATE ON STATEWIDE FIRST-LEVEL ENERGY ALERT FOR TUE. 4/13/2021
CONTROLLED OUTAGES HAVE NOT BEEN REQUESTED:
ERCOT has not indicated a need for controlled outages across Texas for today or tomorrow. That said, conservation continues to be important through tomorrow.
Late this afternoon, ERCOT sent out a call for conservation across the State of Texas. It is due to a combination of the following:
-Higher than forecasted temperatures,
-Lower plant capacity due to maintenance in advance of the summer peak season,
-Overcast skies impacting solar output in west Texas, and
-Wind power was lower than expected.
NET IMPACT ON THE STATE:
Our State’s Reserve Margin (RM) measures how much available plant capacity in Texas exceeds the forecasted customer demand for power. Just before the notice today, the RM dropped below 3,000 megawatts (MW).
SAN ANTONIO CONDITIONS:
While CPS Energy also has some of its plants down for annual maintenance, we have ample supply for our San Antonio customers; we have 400 MW more than our community’s forecasted demand.
CONSERVATION NEEDED TODAY & TOMORROW:
The best course of action for everyone is to conserve energy, wherever possible – at work and at home. This will help ensure that the Texas / San Antonio grid remains stable. We will provide updates as necessary and as conditions may change.