Rolling power outages are in effect across the state of Texas
Officials are asking Texans to conserve as much electricity as they can safely and reliably over the coming days as record-low temperatures are expected to plunge the state further into a dangerous winter storm. Power demand is forecasted to become even greater through Tuesday.
How do I check for power outages in my area?
Oncor is advising Texans that they may experience multiple outage rotations.
From ONCOR: Due to record-breaking electric demand and reduced power generation as a result of the extreme winter weather, rotating outages are now in effect. Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electrical service that rotate through different parts of the electric grid. These outages typically last 15-45 minutes in each area but may vary. Conservation remains critical and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) continues to urge all Texans to limit and reduce their electric use as much as possible. Even small steps, such as turning down the thermostat to 68 degrees, turning off and unplugging non-essential lights and appliances, and avoiding the use of large appliances like washers, dryers and dishwashers, can help make a difference.
ERCOT also has a graph showing the state electrical grid's capacity compared to demand. To see it in real-time and what the agency forecasts over the next 24 hours,click here.
When should I report a power outage?
ERCOT encourages customers without power for longer than 45 minutes to report outages by contacting Oncor at 888-313-4747 or texting OUT to 66267 if they are registered in My Oncor Alerts.
If your power doesn't come back on after a period of two hours, energy providers like TXU are urging you to contact them to report the outage.
Report Tri County Electric Outage https://tcectexas.com/report-my-outage or 817-444-3201.
Report TXU https://www.txu.com/help-center/power-outage.aspx
Oncor Electric Delivery 1-888-313-4747
Info courtesy Oncor, Ercot, WFAA, TXU